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    Hey guys. This is my first post. I know of a dos command that shows the status of a domain controller for server 2003 and 2008. You can use this command to check the status of the DC remotely The command doesn't have to be done on the DC. The command shows back the active sharing sysvol folder. If the server shows the Sysvol Folder than I'm almost sure that the Domain controller is good. Please let me know everyone. Thanks!!!

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    Re: Checking Domain Controller Status

    tried dcdiag ?
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    • #3
      Re: Checking Domain Controller Status

      Hey thanks for the response. The command isn't dcdiag. I think I found it and it is net view \\servername

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      • #4
        Re: Checking Domain Controller Status

        All that will let you see is what shares the server has. That really isn't a valid diagnostic of the status of a DC. For that, you would need to run dcdiag, as suggested.

        Any server could have a SYSVOL share, even a member server.

        Even if a DC has a SYSVOL share, it doesn't tell you the status of DNS, or replication, or...
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          Re: Checking Domain Controller Status

          net view \\servername

          will basically tell you if the server service is running, and the names of the shares.

          i could create a share named sysvol$ on any server, and according to your test, it would be a domain controller.
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            Re: Checking Domain Controller Status

            OK duly noted. I read a forum about a month ago and someone said to use net share to see if the sysvol and netlogon shows up. I will rely on dcdiag from this point on. Thanks for your responses and explanations.

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            • #7
              Re: Checking Domain Controller Status

              By all means do that (an alternative would be to enter "\\server" at a Run box to see the shares), it's just not going to give you a real diagnostic of the current state of play.
              Gareth Howells

              BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

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