Cannot join client to domain unless a specific DC is up


  • I have a small lab domain at home running on Hyper-V 2012 with 2 Server 2012 DC vms, 2012DCA and 2012DCB.   I've found that I cannot join clients to the domain unless both DCs are up.  If either one is off I cannot join clients to the domain, does this make sense?
    Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:17 AM


  • I understand your concerns. But there are numerous factors involved. My blog explains it pretty well. All DCs are expected to be operational. I don't know what else to tell you.

    Besides, I assume you're running updates off hours. 

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    Friday, October 25, 2013 5:52 AM

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