How to know the authenticating DC for a member server.

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Fri Jul 12 11:39:14 MDT 2013

On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM, HEMANTH THUMMALA
<hemanth.thummala at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> We have a Samba server in a multi-DC AD environment. There are 2 domain
> controllers serving for the same domain. we have used "net ad join" command
> to join our samba server to domain. Join is successful. But how would we
> know to which DC current samba server is talking to.

Surely, it does not matter as they are all equal on a LAN.

> "net ads info" details are keep on changing at regular intervals. Is there
> any other way to know the DC information with which our machine is taking
> to for all authentication requests. Please let me know.

Richard Sharpe

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