Dial-on-Demand Connection Is Dialed When the Domain Controller Is Shut Down

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When you shut down a Windows 2000 domain controller that is also a global catalog server, wide area network (WAN) traffic may occur. If the WAN is across a dial-on-demand connection, the shutdown process may force the dial-on-demand connection to dial.
When you shut down a Windows 2000 domain controller, the directory service notifies the Net Logon service that this computer is no longer a global catalog server. The Net Logon service then unregisters the corresponding Domain Name System (DNS) records. If the writeable copy of the DNS zone is not in the local site, traffic is initiated across the WAN.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
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Article ID: 272990 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 01:15:50 - Revision: 2.3

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