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By BiffRafferty ·
I ran the command Systeminfo from my Windows XP workstation. It revealed that my logon server is a server (remote Domain Controller) in a branch office that is over 70 miles away. That is not good since I have two Windows 2000 Domain controllers sitting about 10 feet from my desk.

How do I change my logon server to the local Domain Controller? Note that all of my servers including the remote are Windows 2000 on an Active Directory domain.

Your help is appreciated!!

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by Andrew Cooke In reply to Logon Server

There are lots of ways to diagnose why it doing this. But to answer you question the best way is to create a file call c:\winnt\system32\drivers\lmhosts

in that file place the following

000.000.000.000 serveranme #PRE #DOM:DOMAINNAME

Simply replace the above with the domain controllers detail, that is its IP, it servername and the domain name..

If this works please respond to this questions as answered

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by dbowlin In reply to Logon Server

I would think this is a problem with the way your AD sites are set up. From your problem you should have at least 2 sites set up. Check the costs between them, and check to see which site your PC belongs to.

Good luck,

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