How do I find out the name of the Domain Controller on the user's machine?
Apr 5th, 2008 20:42
ha mo, Colin Fraser, Brock Sperryn,
For starters, in what context were you wanting to look up a domain
I am thinking abpout the domain controller found in Windows NT and
do, but I doubt it would work anyway, with any low level programming
tool, you need to deliberately hack into it. The domain controller
began life in Windows NT as a resource management tool, it went on to
be more fully developed in Win2K, but its importance to the system grew
accordingly. Despite repeated denials by Microsoft, they still managed
to make a mess of it and left the domain controller vulnerable, but
how, I have no idea. This url may be of some benefit to your question.
Another kind of domain controller is found in SAMBA.
You can also use Samba to build a domain name controller, try this
adddress to tell you how
which opens with the paragraph:
Microsoft's concept of a Primary Domain Controller is most useful, as
it simplifies a number of network administration chores. It provides
a "single sign-on", storing information about domain users, and
providing user authentication. User's profiles are stored on the PDC;
the PDC handles all authentication requests, allowing users to access
different services in the domain without needing multiple
So you can see where Microsoft will be a little sensitive about
Both these articles may be helpful.
There is also the domain name controllers, the various domain
registration organizations that you can register your domain name with.
Pick which one you want.