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Old 23-05-2007
Harald
 
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LogonServer is in remote location - should been local

Hi

We have offices in two locations (A+B). The networks are connected together
using a VPN over the Internet (slow connection).

The IT system in office B is newly set up, and I have added a DC (B1_dc -
Win2k3 R2) in office B. In office A we have two DCs (A1_dc + A2_dc - both
w2k3 SP1).

When I am in office B and logon using PC_B1, the logon script is executed
very slowly. When logged in I went to the command prompt and ran the SET
command. The LogonServer was either A1_dc or A2_dc. On another PC_B2 the
logon script was executed fast and LogonServer was set to B1_dc (as
expected).

Then I disabled the VPN connection between the offices and logged on using
PC_B1. It was "hanging" for maybe 30 seconds before it executed the logon
script. Now the LogonServer was B1_dc. Then I enabled the VPN again, and
logged in once more. Now the logon script executed fast and the LogonServer
was B1_dc.



I have now logged out/in several times, and now it looks like it the
LogonServer now always is B1_dc.

I thought the LogonServer should be set to the nearest DC?

Question: How can I - without disabling the VPN - change the default
"LogonServer" as I add new PCs in office B? (I already have PCs that are
very slow - LogonServer is a remote server)

Any relevant information will be appreciated



Best regards
Harald



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Old 24-05-2007
Robert L [MVP - Networking]
 
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Re: LogonServer is in remote location - should been local

Make sure each site has GC. This post may help,

configuration of two sites... the good example is the logon wil be slower if you use an ISP DNS or remote DNS. ... one GC per site now thats not always feasible but should be aimed ...
http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...ic.php?=&p=549


Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"Harald" <not@vailable.com> wrote in message news:eMKz5iSnHHA.3460@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Hi

We have offices in two locations (A+B). The networks are connected together
using a VPN over the Internet (slow connection).

The IT system in office B is newly set up, and I have added a DC (B1_dc -
Win2k3 R2) in office B. In office A we have two DCs (A1_dc + A2_dc - both
w2k3 SP1).

When I am in office B and logon using PC_B1, the logon script is executed
very slowly. When logged in I went to the command prompt and ran the SET
command. The LogonServer was either A1_dc or A2_dc. On another PC_B2 the
logon script was executed fast and LogonServer was set to B1_dc (as
expected).

Then I disabled the VPN connection between the offices and logged on using
PC_B1. It was "hanging" for maybe 30 seconds before it executed the logon
script. Now the LogonServer was B1_dc. Then I enabled the VPN again, and
logged in once more. Now the logon script executed fast and the LogonServer
was B1_dc.



I have now logged out/in several times, and now it looks like it the
LogonServer now always is B1_dc.

I thought the LogonServer should be set to the nearest DC?

Question: How can I - without disabling the VPN - change the default
"LogonServer" as I add new PCs in office B? (I already have PCs that are
very slow - LogonServer is a remote server)

Any relevant information will be appreciated



Best regards
Harald


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Old 24-05-2007
Harald
 
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Re: LogonServer is in remote location - should been local

Thanks Robert for helping. I defined Sites in AD and that solved the problem. Also defined GC in each site.

BR
Harald
"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" <noreply@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:eakKLjbnHHA.3736@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Make sure each site has GC. This post may help,

configuration of two sites ... the good example is the logon wil be slower if you use an ISP DNS or remote DNS. ... one GC per site now thats not always feasible but should be aimed ...
http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...ic.php?=&p=549


Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"Harald" <not@vailable.com> wrote in message news:eMKz5iSnHHA.3460@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Hi

We have offices in two locations (A+B). The networks are connected together
using a VPN over the Internet (slow connection).

The IT system in office B is newly set up, and I have added a DC (B1_dc -
Win2k3 R2) in office B. In office A we have two DCs (A1_dc + A2_dc - both
w2k3 SP1).

When I am in office B and logon using PC_B1, the logon script is executed
very slowly. When logged in I went to the command prompt and ran the SET
command. The LogonServer was either A1_dc or A2_dc. On another PC_B2 the
logon script was executed fast and LogonServer was set to B1_dc (as
expected).

Then I disabled the VPN connection between the offices and logged on using
PC_B1. It was "hanging" for maybe 30 seconds before it executed the logon
script. Now the LogonServer was B1_dc. Then I enabled the VPN again, and
logged in once more. Now the logon script executed fast and the LogonServer
was B1_dc.



I have now logged out/in several times, and now it looks like it the
LogonServer now always is B1_dc.

I thought the LogonServer should be set to the nearest DC?

Question: How can I - without disabling the VPN - change the default
"LogonServer" as I add new PCs in office B? (I already have PCs that are
very slow - LogonServer is a remote server)

Any relevant information will be appreciated



Best regards
Harald


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Old 25-05-2007
Robert L [MVP - Networking]
 
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Re: LogonServer is in remote location - should been local

Thank you for the update.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"Harald" <not@vailable.com> wrote in message news:OYZCh5dnHHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Thanks Robert for helping. I defined Sites in AD and that solved the problem. Also defined GC in each site.

BR
Harald
"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" <noreply@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:eakKLjbnHHA.3736@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Make sure each site has GC. This post may help,

configuration of two sites ... the good example is the logon wil be slower if you use an ISP DNS or remote DNS. ... one GC per site now thats not always feasible but should be aimed ...
http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...ic.php?=&p=549


Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"Harald" <not@vailable.com> wrote in message news:eMKz5iSnHHA.3460@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Hi

We have offices in two locations (A+B). The networks are connected together
using a VPN over the Internet (slow connection).

The IT system in office B is newly set up, and I have added a DC (B1_dc -
Win2k3 R2) in office B. In office A we have two DCs (A1_dc + A2_dc - both
w2k3 SP1).

When I am in office B and logon using PC_B1, the logon script is executed
very slowly. When logged in I went to the command prompt and ran the SET
command. The LogonServer was either A1_dc or A2_dc. On another PC_B2 the
logon script was executed fast and LogonServer was set to B1_dc (as
expected).

Then I disabled the VPN connection between the offices and logged on using
PC_B1. It was "hanging" for maybe 30 seconds before it executed the logon
script. Now the LogonServer was B1_dc. Then I enabled the VPN again, and
logged in once more. Now the logon script executed fast and the LogonServer
was B1_dc.



I have now logged out/in several times, and now it looks like it the
LogonServer now always is B1_dc.

I thought the LogonServer should be set to the nearest DC?

Question: How can I - without disabling the VPN - change the default
"LogonServer" as I add new PCs in office B? (I already have PCs that are
very slow - LogonServer is a remote server)

Any relevant information will be appreciated



Best regards
Harald


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