How to Check Which Domain Controller a Workstation Connects To
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:36:11 GMT
In Windows environments - the Domain Controller is at the heart of the network, controlling authenticaton for user access via Active Directory. It's very common for more than 1 Domain Controller to be active in a network for redundancy. To troubleshoot networking problems you may want to know which Server / Domain Controller a user or workstation is logging See this Wiki for article for full defintion of a Domain Controller in Windows.
Wether it's Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 - the following command will give you the relevant information:
Click the Start
button and type 'CMD
' into the search box
and hit enter. This opens a command prompt
Enter the following echo %logonserver%
into the command prompt and press Enter
- the Windows Server name of the Domain Controller
used by that workstation to login/authenticate is displayed - i.e \\PassionServer
Step 3: In the Command prompt type the following: echo username %logonserver% (replace username with an actual domain user account) and press Enter. This displays the logon server for the specified user on that Workstation.
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