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How To Find Your Logon Server In A Domain Environment


logonserverAre you an IT administrator and want to make sure your users are authenticating against a local domain controller? Do you want to make sure they’re running their logon scripts locally and not from a server 20,000 kilometres away?

To check and make sure, its easy. Just open a command prompt on a computer on your domain and type:

echo %logonserver%

This will print the value of the environment variable LOGONSERVER giving you the machine name of the domain controller used.

Its widely known knowledge, but sometimes you just never know. I hope this helps somebody out.