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By bill.beckett ·
How can you force authentication to a certain server?

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by Matt_Jones In reply to Authentication

Under NT4, a client will send a logon request into the domain specified. The first PDC or BDC to respond will authenticate the logon request. I do not believe you can force a certain server to perform the authentication. I assume the problem is clients are not connecting to a local server, but are connecting over a WAN link.
If so, you might want to set the two sites up as different domains. This would allieviate the logon issue, and you can then set up a two way trust.

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by bill.beckett In reply to Authentication

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by zchris In reply to Authentication

you achieve this by editin the file "lmhosts" (c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc). insert your desired server at the bottom. (ip-adress - netname - PRE - DOM) after restart the client will make a logon only to this server.

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by clrichardson In reply to Authentication

There is a utility included with SP4 called SETPRFDC.EXE that allows you to supply the DC name you want to use. It will also accept a list of servers in the order you want them tried.

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