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Hello

Much appreciated if someone could answer this question...

A company has domains based on their geographical location, ie north america, south america, europe and all are part of the same forest. e.g northA.company.com, southA.company.com. All locations have fast, permanent connectivity

Each geographical site has 1 domain controller that serves the relevant domain. If the domain controller died, would AD still authenticate the users from another site location, even though the domain controllers don't serve their domain

TIA, Jingles
 
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Mike Brannigan [MSFT]

Mr.Jingles said:
Hello,

Much appreciated if someone could answer this question....

A company has domains based on their geographical location, ie north
america, south america, europe and all are part of the same forest. e.g
northA.company.com, southA.company.com. All locations have fast,
permanent connectivity.

Each geographical site has 1 domain controller that serves the relevant
domain. If the domain controller died, would AD still authenticate the
users from another site location, even though the domain controllers don't
serve their domain?

If your single DC died in a domain then all users in that domain would not
be able to logon (unless they used cached credentials)
You cannot be risking all of NA or Europe to a single DC ?
You should never run a production domain with a single DC for this very
reason.

DCs in other domains only perform logons for user accounts in their own
domains.
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Mike
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Mike Brannigan [MSFT]

jingles said:
Mike thanks for your reply.

When logged on with cached credentials, I assume that the clients can
still access the network? but not any resources on say a file server?
If you have enabled a PC to hold cached credentials the user logging on with
these may have access to all network resources that require them to be
properly authenticated (file servers etc).
But it can be application dependent

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Mike
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