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By eddy1911 ·
I have edited the registry of a Windows 95 machine to enable load balancing
in this key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Update

DWORD Value: LoadBalance with value set to 1

Microsoft says this will force a Windows 95 machine to authenticate off the
BDC instead of the PDC. After rebooting I still receive confirmation that
the machine was authenticated off of the PDC. Is there something else I
need to do to get the Windows 95 machine to authenticate off of the BDC?

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by avachon In reply to Windows Load Balancing

Hi, by setting load balance to a value of 1 you essentially set system policies to read from the netlogon share of the authenticating server. In your case, the PDC is responding before the bdc (and this assumes replication is working fine). I believe you can force the win 95 machine to authenticate via the bdc by scripting, specifically, kixTART which is a utility in the nt server resource kit.

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by eddy1911 In reply to Windows Load Balancing

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by savvy In reply to Windows Load Balancing

eddy,
2 ways to you might want to try.

1. in the policy editor on nt on PDC, under the computer policy >> network >> System policies update >> remote update, in the bottom left corner there's load balancing. replicate policy throughout domain

2. in the network properties (control panel network), services tab, Server properties, choose Min Mem Used. This will force the PDC to authenticeate fewer people.

Hope this helped

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by paul_beauvais In reply to Windows Load Balancing

The easiest way is to use an LMhost file. and specify the location of the BDC as the DC entry.

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