I'm really new to domain administration and I'm trying to learn the what-ifs.
If I have Windows clients that are connected to a DC and the DC goes offline, what kind of behavior can I expect with the clients (assuming there is no second DC?)
Will users be able log on? Or perhaps a better question, how does login functionality change, if at all?
Obviously file shares on the DC won't work, but what about shares between clients?
Once the DC has recovered, do the clients need to restart, log off/log in? Are there any long term consequences from being disconnected from the DC?
Ultimately I'm interested in what complaints I should expect to receive from users if the DC is offline. Feel free to mention any other important information that I haven't covered.