How can I tell which Domain controller I'm authenticated to? Is there a way to do this without local admin?
To determine computer / server DC use NLTEST:
To list all DC's with their appropriate site, try:
You don't have to use the FQDN of the domain name or server -- for example, instead of saying
/dclist:services.microsoft.com, you can simply type
/dclist:services (as long as you are an authenticated member of that domain, of course).
For user authentication and group policy use LOGONSERVER variable:
set l will respond with the variables for both
localappdata and for
logonserver is the only variable you are interested in, and the one which will tell you the name of the domain controller you authenticated against.
To only get the logonserver information, type
set log (which is simply an abbreviation of set logonserver). The name of the domain controller you authenticated against will be returned.
This only answers your question if you have Outlook:
I found an interesting feature in Outlook. If you hold Ctrl and right click the icon in the task bar then click connection status it shows you the exchange server your connected to as well as what domain controller you are connected to. I actually found that one answering another question about Exchange connections, great way to recycle answers...