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Anonymous
September 15, 2005 1:29:01 PM

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Hello,

I have a domain D whit 2 sites A and B. There are 2 DCs on each site.
On A there is the PDC (W2K SP4)
On B one W2KSP2 and one W2K SP4

Today the link between A and B has been cut and the users on B have never
been able to open a session on D, although there 2 DCs on their site and well
replicated.

Where could be the problem? The configuration of the DCs on B seem to be
correct.

Thanks for help.

Max

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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 12:40:25 AM

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How your DNS resolution is set up in site B? Which DNS server is configured
on all your workstations?

Also, verify that all domain controllers in site B are correctly registered
in DNS (srv records), since clients use DNS to locate DCs.

--
Dmitry Korolyov [d__k@removethispart.mail.ru]
MVP: Windows Server - Directory Services


"Max D" <Max D@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:81FC0836-11E3-4A73-A8DE-C329B7CC85BC@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have a domain D whit 2 sites A and B. There are 2 DCs on each site.
> On A there is the PDC (W2K SP4)
> On B one W2KSP2 and one W2K SP4
>
> Today the link between A and B has been cut and the users on B have never
> been able to open a session on D, although there 2 DCs on their site and
> well
> replicated.
>
> Where could be the problem? The configuration of the DCs on B seem to be
> correct.
>
> Thanks for help.
>
> Max
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 12:40:26 AM

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One DC on B is DNS server and is configured on all the workstations on B.

The 2 DCs are in the DNS but i'm not sure to understand what is a srv record?

Thanks

"Dmitry Korolyov [MVP]" wrote:

> How your DNS resolution is set up in site B? Which DNS server is configured
> on all your workstations?
>
> Also, verify that all domain controllers in site B are correctly registered
> in DNS (srv records), since clients use DNS to locate DCs.
>
> --
> Dmitry Korolyov [d__k@removethispart.mail.ru]
> MVP: Windows Server - Directory Services
>
>
> "Max D" <Max D@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:81FC0836-11E3-4A73-A8DE-C329B7CC85BC@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a domain D whit 2 sites A and B. There are 2 DCs on each site.
> > On A there is the PDC (W2K SP4)
> > On B one W2KSP2 and one W2K SP4
> >
> > Today the link between A and B has been cut and the users on B have never
> > been able to open a session on D, although there 2 DCs on their site and
> > well
> > replicated.
> >
> > Where could be the problem? The configuration of the DCs on B seem to be
> > correct.
> >
> > Thanks for help.
> >
> > Max
>
>
>
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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:47:28 AM

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OK, you have a DNS server, but is it able to resolve queries related to your
AD domain? For example, does it has a copy of appropriate domain zone for
that domain, or does it set up for appropriate forwarding?

About SRV records - you better read some documentation about them.
Basically, each DC registers a number of specific records in DNS - called
SRV records because they allow clients to find service location. By
"service" here it is meant services required for ldap search, kerberos
authentication, global catalog and such; "location" means the hostname of
appropriate server and tcp and/or udp ports where this service can be
reached.

Any computer that is a member of domain will use DNS to locate domain
controllers; if appropriate records in dns are missing or incorrect, it will
be impossible to locate DC at all, or, incorrect DC will be used. This might
include DC from a remote site, but since in your case remote site is not
available, no DC is found.

--
Dmitry Korolyov [d__k@removethispart.mail.ru]
MVP: Windows Server - Directory Services


"Dmitry Korolyov [MVP]" <d__k@removethispart.mail.ru> wrote in message
news:%236mDuQhuFHA.3452@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> How your DNS resolution is set up in site B? Which DNS server is
> configured on all your workstations?
>
> Also, verify that all domain controllers in site B are correctly
> registered in DNS (srv records), since clients use DNS to locate DCs.
>
> --
> Dmitry Korolyov [d__k@removethispart.mail.ru]
> MVP: Windows Server - Directory Services
>
>
> "Max D" <Max D@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:81FC0836-11E3-4A73-A8DE-C329B7CC85BC@microsoft.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have a domain D whit 2 sites A and B. There are 2 DCs on each site.
>> On A there is the PDC (W2K SP4)
>> On B one W2KSP2 and one W2K SP4
>>
>> Today the link between A and B has been cut and the users on B have never
>> been able to open a session on D, although there 2 DCs on their site and
>> well
>> replicated.
>>
>> Where could be the problem? The configuration of the DCs on B seem to be
>> correct.
>>
>> Thanks for help.
>>
>> Max
>
>
September 17, 2005 12:22:01 AM

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Max D wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a domain D whit 2 sites A and B. There are 2
> DCs on each site.
> On A there is the PDC (W2K SP4)
> On B one W2KSP2 and one W2K SP4
>
> Today the link between A and B has been cut and the
> users on B have never been able to open a session
> on D, although there 2 DCs on their site and well
> replicated.
>
> Where could be the problem? The configuration of
> the DCs on B seem to be correct.
>
At least one of the DCs in Site B should be a Global Catalog
server. Is this so?

Cheers,

Cliff

--

Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 3:46:03 AM

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OK all domain controllers are registered in DNS (srv records), but no DC on B
was GC...
I hope it was the problem, but it's difficult to test since I need to cut
the link between my 2 sites.

Thank you!


"Enkidu" wrote:

> Max D wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a domain D whit 2 sites A and B. There are 2
> > DCs on each site.
> > On A there is the PDC (W2K SP4)
> > On B one W2KSP2 and one W2K SP4
> >
> > Today the link between A and B has been cut and the
> > users on B have never been able to open a session
> > on D, although there 2 DCs on their site and well
> > replicated.
> >
> > Where could be the problem? The configuration of
> > the DCs on B seem to be correct.
> >
> At least one of the DCs in Site B should be a Global Catalog
> server. Is this so?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Cliff
>
> --
>
> Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com
>
!