How does the migrated computer determine which Domain Controller to contact when the Domain Migratio (NETIQKB8993)

  • 7708993
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Aug-2007

Resolution

goal
How does the migrated computer determine which Domain Controller to contact when the Domain Migration Administrator agent instructs it to join the target domain and reboot?

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Domain Migration Administrator 6.x

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Domain Migration Administrator 7.x

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When a computer is migrated, Domain Migration Administrator (DMA) performs these steps:

  1. A copy of the computer account is created in the target domain.
  2. The domain affiliation of the computer is changed.
  3. The migrated computer reboots.

When the computer reboots, it contacts a domain controller based entirely on the operating system that the host is running.  DMA does not control which domain controller the computer will contact when it reboots. 

If the computer is running Windows NT 4
, it will look for the PDC Emulator of the new Active Directory domain. 

If the computer is running Windows 2000, it first connects to an arbitrary DC and then is referred to a DC in the same subnet if subnets have been defined in Active Directory.



Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB8993

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