How does NT choose a DC?

Paul J Collins pjdc at
Wed May 10 00:00:47 GMT 2000

>>>>> "Anders" == Anders C Thorsen <anders at> writes:

    Anders> Well... my guess would be to look at the subnet (ip AND
    Anders> netmask)

But that *is* a broadcast, they exact type that is done in the absence
of WINS.

I seem to recall hearing that the client gets a list of all the DCs in
the WINS and sends a request to each of them and then picks the one
that responds first; a focused broadcast, if you will.  NetBIOS names
with type 0x1c are domain controllers, I believe.


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