Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Starting up a NT4 BDC, and master browser issues.

Starting up a NT4 BDC, and master browser issues.

Starting up a NT4 BDC, and master browser issues.

Hello Everyone.

So before I get shot down, yes were still using NT4 servers.  The software we use needs it, and to be fair, it still works a treat.  However, I have a problem.  One of the BDC's was turned off about 6 months ago after a fault and was never touched again.  It's now needed back online and it's in my hands.  Given that this BDC has been off line for 6 months, the SAM wuill be well out as will everything else.  Is it wise to just power this box back up, connect it to the Domain, and let the PDC replicate to it, or do I need to do some work prior to this?  I was thinking about rebuilding it and adding it, but I've been stopped from doing that.  Don't ask why.  I did and that was another hour of my life wasted.  

My other issue is when I run BROWSTAT STATUS, it reports that 2 of my Win2k servers are backup servers, as well as 72 other servers on the domain.  No idea why the 2 Win2k servers are listed as backup servers, and the other 72 servers match up with the same number of Win2k PC's on the domain.  Is this right or wrong??  

Any ideas pointers - other than get rid of NT4 would be great.



RE: Starting up a NT4 BDC, and master browser issues.

When I had to build BDCs for remote offices (about 6 years ago), if they sat offline for awhile then essentially when I brought them back up they could not be authenticated against the domain.
Short of re-building the BDC, what I did was use NETDOM to re-establish the secure channel between the BDC and the PDC and then proceeded to replicate.   

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close