Force Authentication to BDC

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by sanjeev lopez, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    i have just upgraded my NT 4 PDC to W2003 AD ,with 2
    DC,and i have 5 sites running NT BDC ,which is also in
    same domain,but sometime my client authenticate to AD over
    wan link instead of closest BDC due to this my login
    scripts doesn't work since all sites have their own login
    scripts.

    so is there any way to force authentication to BDC instead
    of AD i mean authenticate locally to BDC.i need urgently.


    Thanks
     
    sanjeev lopez, Jul 19, 2004
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  2. Hi sanjeev,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    This can be worked around by using the NT4Emulator registry placed on the
    Windows NT 4.0 PDC before it is upgraded to Windows 2003. If you have
    upgrade PDC to Windows 2003, then after you modify the registry, all
    Windows 2000/XP and member servers must rejoin the domain. You can use the
    Netdom utility to rejoin member servers.

    I would like to recommend that you upgrade NT4 BDC to Windows 2003 DC so
    that the Windows 2000/XP client will contact the DC in their site.

    Please refer to the following documents for the detailed information.

    Windows 2000-Based Clients Connect Only to the Domain Controller That
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;284937

    How to Prevent Overloading on the First Domain Controller During Domain
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=298713

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 19, 2004
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