What is PDC emulator and how would one know whether PDC emulator is working or not?
PDC Emulators: There is one PDC emulator per domain, and when there is a failed authentication attempt, it is forwarded to PDC emulator. It acts as a “tie-breaker” and it controls the time sync across the domain.
These are the parameters through which we can know whether PDC emulator is working or not.
- Time is not syncing
- User’s accounts are not locked out
- Windows NT BDCs are not getting updates
- If pre-windows 2000 computers are unable to change their passwords