What happens if a domain user leaves the network of the domain controller? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-21-2010, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
706
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 124
Default What happens if a domain user leaves the network of the domain controller?

I have several users that are connected to the domain at my workplace on their laptops. One user is finding that when they go home and attempt to log on to their computer it takes signifcantly longer to start up, and continues to run slowly. They are blaming this on the computer trying to find the domain controller, which it can no longer as it is not connected to the network which hosts the domain controller. However I don't believe I've seen this issue with any other users, and I think if I tell the user to log on locally when at home they will start to get confused as to which to log on to and where. Also I believe this would create a second profile on the computer leading to 2 different desktops and my documents folders.

Is this a known issue with domains? Is there any way around this?
__________________

706 is offline  
Old 09-22-2010, 04:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ra'anana, Israel
Posts: 2,395
Default Re: What happens if a domain user leaves the network of the domain controller?

Tell the user not to connect to the DC when at home, or find a VPN solution...
__________________

__________________
www.heavyportrayals.com - Lifting one stone at a time.
Preacher is offline  
Old 09-22-2010, 08:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
706
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 124
Default Re: What happens if a domain user leaves the network of the domain controller?

Though if the user doesn't log in to the domain at home then won't they be using a different profile than when they do log into the domain. Therefore it will become difficult if the user has 2 different my documents folders and 2 different desktops. It isn't that complicated, but this user is prone to making things difficult.

I do have a VPN set up though how could I set it up to connect before the user logs in? If it is set up to dial the connection automatically does it do this at start up or only after the user has logged in. If it is after then it wouldn't help.
706 is offline  
Old 09-25-2010, 09:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: /home/jason
Posts: 3,056
Send a message via AIM to Jayce
Default Re: What happens if a domain user leaves the network of the domain controller?

In my experience, as long as the user has been logged into the PC on the domain @ the work place, it will create that domain profile for them. Then if they log in when offline or when out of the network, it'll log in just fine but you will not have access to your work network, servers, etc. But I've RARELY had a PC fail to log in @ home that's part of a domain. We have a couple dozen users who do it all the time (mostly XP, some on Win 7) that don't have any issues.
__________________
There's no place like /home.
Jayce is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows 7 on Domain Network - Logging in as local user without the computer name? Jayce Microsoft Windows and Software 14 06-30-2011 03:32 PM
Error: Domain controller could not be found for the specified domain. LightingBird Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 1 12-29-2008 05:23 PM
domain controller rookie1010 Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 7 06-28-2005 05:04 PM
Upgrade computers on a network controlled by a domain controller pendo007 Microsoft Windows and Software 0 06-20-2005 12:50 PM
XP network domain user universal browser home page? tech2go4u Microsoft Windows and Software 2 10-29-2004 11:23 AM


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.