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    How can I check if one particular server is a Domain Contorller. I think the person before me did a demotion but I am not sure. It's a 2000 server in 2003 enviroment.
    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Domain Controller

    Open Active Directory Users and Computers
    Look in the Domain Controllers OU
    See if the computer name appears!
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Domain Controller

      You could run "dcdiag /n:domain_name /a /v" from a command prompt to get all the info you want about your domain including the DC's.

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      • #4
        Re: Domain Controller

        hey maxim42

        Please check the Default shares in c:\windows\system32. Sysvol and Netlogon folders


        If these folders are shared automatically, that means the particular server is a domain controller.

        Also you can check it with dcdiag command as mentioned by joeqwerty

        Rajiesh George
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        • #5
          Re: Domain Controller

          CTRL+ALT+DEL,
          if you don't see servername in a pull-down box DOMAIN it is Domain controller
          With best regards, Victor

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          • #6
            Re: Domain Controller

            very simple:
            open a cmd and type"

            "set logonserver"
            if it points to itself then it is a DC.

            Hope I was help

            Zohar Kimhi.

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            • #7
              Re: Domain Controller

              But if any how netlogon service is not running on it then it might go to some other DC also..........So I do not think it's a good option.

              Regards,
              Kapil Sharma
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              • #8
                Re: Domain Controller

                Originally posted by kapilsharma11 View Post
                But if any how netlogon service is not running on it then it might go to some other DC also..........So I do not think it's a good option.

                Regards,
                I don't think it is possible to log into a DC with no netlogon service running... in fact I'm not sure that a DC whose netlogon service is not running would continue to function at all...

                These are only guesses - but the netlogon service is fundamental to the operation of a domain controller.


                Tom
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