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Default Domain Controller [message #160654] Thu, 03 September 2009 12:28 Go to next message
TechSupport  is currently offline TechSupport
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Can you make a server/workstation use a specific domain controller if 2 is on
network? Using a 2003 AD network
Re: Default Domain Controller [message #160655 is a reply to message #160654] Thu, 03 September 2009 12:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Danny Sanders  is currently offline Danny Sanders  United States
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If you are using sites and have the DC and the workstation in the same site.


hth
DDS

"TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Can you make a server/workstation use a specific domain controller if 2 is
> on
> network? Using a 2003 AD network
Re: Default Domain Controller [message #160656 is a reply to message #160655] Thu, 03 September 2009 13:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have 2 physical sites with a DC in each. Several workstation and 2 servers
are using the DC from site B even though they are located within site A.
When I reboot those pcs they still pull from site B. I turned the DC off in
site B and rebooted those pc's but they will not log in because it can not
find a DC. How do you make those pcs/server use the DC in Site A.

only 1 forest and domain.

"Danny Sanders" wrote:

> If you are using sites and have the DC and the workstation in the same site.
>
>
> hth
> DDS
>
> "TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:91017693-DBA9-42FF-BE12-D0F11A7AA83C@microsoft.com...
> > Can you make a server/workstation use a specific domain controller if 2 is
> > on
> > network? Using a 2003 AD network
>
>
>
Re: Default Domain Controller [message #160657 is a reply to message #160656] Thu, 03 September 2009 13:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Danny Sanders  is currently offline Danny Sanders  United States
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See:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727051.aspx


hth
DDS

"TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2469FE32-F570-47B8-A43E-A8FF07472296@microsoft.com...
>I have 2 physical sites with a DC in each. Several workstation and 2
>servers
> are using the DC from site B even though they are located within site A.
> When I reboot those pcs they still pull from site B. I turned the DC off
> in
> site B and rebooted those pc's but they will not log in because it can not
> find a DC. How do you make those pcs/server use the DC in Site A.
>
> only 1 forest and domain.
>
> "Danny Sanders" wrote:
>
>> If you are using sites and have the DC and the workstation in the same
>> site.
>>
>>
>> hth
>> DDS
>>
>> "TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:91017693-DBA9-42FF-BE12-D0F11A7AA83C@microsoft.com...
>> > Can you make a server/workstation use a specific domain controller if 2
>> > is
>> > on
>> > network? Using a 2003 AD network
>>
>>
>>
Re: Default Domain Controller [message #160663 is a reply to message #160656] Thu, 03 September 2009 14:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2469FE32-F570-47B8-A43E-A8FF07472296@microsoft.com...
>I have 2 physical sites with a DC in each. Several workstation and 2
>servers
> are using the DC from site B even though they are located within site A.
> When I reboot those pcs they still pull from site B. I turned the DC off
> in
> site B and rebooted those pc's but they will not log in because it can not
> find a DC. How do you make those pcs/server use the DC in Site A.
>
> only 1 forest and domain.


\
If that is the case, something is not setup properly. If a DC is multihomed,
or the domain is a single label name, that can cause problems with DNS
lookups and getting the correct Site DC/GC.

Are both DCs, GCs?

Did you absolutely confirm that your sites are configured properly, and the
proper IP subnet objects were created, and that the subnet objects were
associated with their respective site?

Do you have a screen shot of your site config and properties, where we can
confirm that for you?


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Re: Default Domain Controller [message #160666 is a reply to message #160663] Thu, 03 September 2009 15:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Both sites are GC's but I see that Site B is listed in Site A as well in Site B

"Ace Fekay [MCT]" wrote:

> "TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2469FE32-F570-47B8-A43E-A8FF07472296@microsoft.com...
> >I have 2 physical sites with a DC in each. Several workstation and 2
> >servers
> > are using the DC from site B even though they are located within site A.
> > When I reboot those pcs they still pull from site B. I turned the DC off
> > in
> > site B and rebooted those pc's but they will not log in because it can not
> > find a DC. How do you make those pcs/server use the DC in Site A.
> >
> > only 1 forest and domain.
>
>
> \
> If that is the case, something is not setup properly. If a DC is multihomed,
> or the domain is a single label name, that can cause problems with DNS
> lookups and getting the correct Site DC/GC.
>
> Are both DCs, GCs?
>
> Did you absolutely confirm that your sites are configured properly, and the
> proper IP subnet objects were created, and that the subnet objects were
> associated with their respective site?
>
> Do you have a screen shot of your site config and properties, where we can
> confirm that for you?
>
>
> --
> Ace
>
> This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
> confers no rights.
>
> Please reply back to the newsgroup or forum for collaboration benefit among
> responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your resolution.
>
> Ace Fekay, MCT, MCTS Exchange, MCSE, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSA Messaging
> Microsoft Certified Trainer
>
> For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check
> http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
>
>
Re: Default Domain Controller [message #160667 is a reply to message #160666] Thu, 03 September 2009 15:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Danny Sanders  is currently offline Danny Sanders  United States
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> Both sites are GC's but I see that Site B is listed in Site A as well in
> Site B


Your sites are not setup correctly.

See:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727051.aspx


hth
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727051.aspx

DDS
"TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA8BD7EB-A99B-4BA5-8B90-4C175576FFB8@microsoft.com...
> Both sites are GC's but I see that Site B is listed in Site A as well in
> Site B
>
> "Ace Fekay [MCT]" wrote:
>
>> "TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:2469FE32-F570-47B8-A43E-A8FF07472296@microsoft.com...
>> >I have 2 physical sites with a DC in each. Several workstation and 2
>> >servers
>> > are using the DC from site B even though they are located within site
>> > A.
>> > When I reboot those pcs they still pull from site B. I turned the DC
>> > off
>> > in
>> > site B and rebooted those pc's but they will not log in because it can
>> > not
>> > find a DC. How do you make those pcs/server use the DC in Site A.
>> >
>> > only 1 forest and domain.
>>
>>
>> \
>> If that is the case, something is not setup properly. If a DC is
>> multihomed,
>> or the domain is a single label name, that can cause problems with DNS
>> lookups and getting the correct Site DC/GC.
>>
>> Are both DCs, GCs?
>>
>> Did you absolutely confirm that your sites are configured properly, and
>> the
>> proper IP subnet objects were created, and that the subnet objects were
>> associated with their respective site?
>>
>> Do you have a screen shot of your site config and properties, where we
>> can
>> confirm that for you?
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ace
>>
>> This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
>> confers no rights.
>>
>> Please reply back to the newsgroup or forum for collaboration benefit
>> among
>> responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your resolution.
>>
>> Ace Fekay, MCT, MCTS Exchange, MCSE, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSA Messaging
>> Microsoft Certified Trainer
>>
>> For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check
>> http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
>>
>>
Re: Default Domain Controller [message #160669 is a reply to message #160666] Thu, 03 September 2009 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Both sites are GC's but I see that Site B is listed in Site A as well in
> Site B

TechSupport,

That doesn't make sense, sorry. One site cannot be part of another. They are
separate, physical entities. I agree with Danny that your Sites are
incorrectly configured. Sites are designed to control two things:
logon/authentication traffic, and replication traffic. If not configured
properly, they won't do their job.

Basically, in Sites and Services, you create a new subnet Object, such as
192.168.20.0/24. Then create a new Site, call it NY-Site (or whatever), then
associate the 192.168.20.0/24 subnet object to the site. Then do the same
for the other location. Then move your servers around in the Sites list so
they are in the appropriate sites. Danny gave you links to specifically help
with that.

Ace
Re: Default Domain Controller [message #160675 is a reply to message #160654] Fri, 04 September 2009 01:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Hello TechSupport,

Make sure the AD sites and services reflect your physical topology with subnets
added to the site and the correct DCs moved in that site.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755768(WS.10).aspx

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> Can you make a server/workstation use a specific domain controller if
> 2 is on network? Using a 2003 AD network
>
Re: Default Domain Controller [message #160677 is a reply to message #160656] Fri, 04 September 2009 06:12 Go to previous message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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My guess is both dc's aren't dns/gc servers -or- the clients network
settings don't include the second dns server.

Post an ipconfig /all of all your dc's and dns servers as well as a client.
Make sure to not expose any internal ip addresses if they aren't using
public ip addresses (192.168.x.x etc).

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"TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2469FE32-F570-47B8-A43E-A8FF07472296@microsoft.com...
>I have 2 physical sites with a DC in each. Several workstation and 2
>servers
> are using the DC from site B even though they are located within site A.
> When I reboot those pcs they still pull from site B. I turned the DC off
> in
> site B and rebooted those pc's but they will not log in because it can not
> find a DC. How do you make those pcs/server use the DC in Site A.
>
> only 1 forest and domain.
>
> "Danny Sanders" wrote:
>
>> If you are using sites and have the DC and the workstation in the same
>> site.
>>
>>
>> hth
>> DDS
>>
>> "TechSupport" <TechSupport@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:91017693-DBA9-42FF-BE12-D0F11A7AA83C@microsoft.com...
>> > Can you make a server/workstation use a specific domain controller if 2
>> > is
>> > on
>> > network? Using a 2003 AD network
>>
>>
>>
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