- While my DC is running, I log into an arbitrary machine.
- I stop the DC
- I log off the arbitrary machine. Let's bounce it for good measure, too.
- When the machine comes back up, I can still login with my domain credentials even though DC is down
Why and how?
Is there some sort of local credential cache in play on the "arbitrary" machine? My password was somehow hashed and stored for the future in CASE the DC blows up or is down?
Would the same process work if I attempted to login to a box that I had never logged into before while the DC is down?