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By tekiechick ·
I have an NT 4.0 BDC. I need to keep users from authenticating on it. How do I disable authentication and are there any problems I will run into by doing this???

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by ustutz In reply to BDC authentication

Stop the NETLOGON service on that BDC. Don't know if that would stop you from connecting via the LAN / Domain.

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by tekiechick In reply to BDC authentication
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by ruturaj In reply to BDC authentication

Very Easy go to services applet in Control Panel look for NETLOGON Service and pause it
(Remember to pause & not stop because that will stop SAM replication services which you don't want.

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by aaberra In reply to BDC authentication

Not really an answer. Why do you need to turn authentication off on the BDC it is there to help to take the load of the PDC? I just wanted to know the reasoning behind the question.

One assumption I'll make: Maybee all the account changes havenot yet propagated to the BDC so users authenticate with older permissions. You can aleviate that problem by changing certain registry keys on the PDC to propogate the changes automatically. Otherwise you can force the servers to synchronize from the server manager. I hope I have assumed correctly?

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by tekiechick In reply to BDC authentication

No. the BDC that I need to do this to is unstable. The security guys here want to put some third party software on it that relates to the security logs. I want them to keep their darn hands off of my server. To keep them off it, I can either go the direct route and tell them that I won't be responsible for rebuilding a crashed server and restoring huge amounts of data from unreliable backups or I can keep them off indirectly by disabling authentication. By disabling authentication, they won't have to worry about the security log because nothing will be there. I've tried the direct route, but I'm not sure if it's going to work. So, I need to be prepared to take an alternative action.

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