Heuristics for finding a Win2K domain controller ...
mace2442 at hotmail.com
Mon May 6 23:41:02 GMT 2002
Well There is sort of a PDC in AD..
It's called a single operations master and is the onbly server that can do
certain changes. There are five such operations.
See MS KnowladgeBase article Q197132
/Mats, Currently studying for AD MCP
>From: Norbert Püschel <Pueschel.Norbert at Walzbarren-VAW.ne.uunet.de>
>To: Richard Sharpe <rsharpe at ns.aus.com>
>CC: samba-technical at samba.org
>Subject: Re: Heuristics for finding a Win2K domain controller ...
>Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 08:03:23 +0200
>Richard Sharpe schrieb:
> > On Fri, 3 May 2002, Norbert Püschel wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > WINS is only used for backward compatibility in Win2K. The DCs are
> > > via their
> > My original problem was that I did not have WINS properly configured ...
> > > DNS entries; they have entries of type SRV in _msdcs.your.domain,
> > > your.domain is
> > > your DNS domain _and_ your W2K-domain.
> > >
> > > Your DNS must support dynamic DNS for this to work. W2Ks DNS-server
> > > this, as does BIND 8/9.
> > Seems like I can use dig to retrieve the entries gc._msdcs.<domain> and
> > get back the list of addresses that the PDC? uses?
>Uh, I haven't reverse-engineered all those messy SRV-entries yet. The
>probably made by the global catalog server. BTW: There is no "PDC" in an
>there is only a PDC-emulator.
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