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  • Authentication question

    hey folks:
    how can i reveal what DC a user machine authenticates to?
    i think this may be as simple as checking the user machines IP subnet but i'm not sure.
    I have a bunch of user machines in a computers container that need to be moved to OUs. The OU structure is based on geography. If i can tell what DC the user machine authenticates to, i will know which OU to place them in.
    make sense?

    Thanks.
    -Dave

  • #2
    Re: Authentication question

    Go to the client machine and open up command prompt, type set

    This will list all system variables one of which is

    LOGONSERVER=\\<DC Name>

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    • #3
      Re: Authentication question

      Are we talking about user or computer ?
      Because in the case of trusts it is not always the same DC that does the actual authentication.
      Guy Teverovsky
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      • #4
        Re: Authentication question

        computer accounts is what i'm interested in sorting.
        the logonserver variable seems to exactly what i'm looking for, thanks.

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        • #5
          Re: Authentication question

          as far as trusts go:
          our forest has one forest root domain with 2 child domains.
          the trusts are the default 2 way transitive domain trusts.
          But i think each client will login to the DC in their site unless the DC is unavailable.
          we have over 50 sites.

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