Users can’t log into child DC if Root forest DC is down

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    roguecoolman
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    Hello All,

    Here is my setup:

    Forest and Domain levels are: Windows Server 2003
    All servers are running: Windows Server 2003 R2 /w SP2

    My AD Site setup:

    root forest:

    example.com

    rootserv1 – DC, Global catalog, all 5 FSMO roles, DNS – AD integrated
    rootserv2 – DC, Global catalog

    Child.example.com

    childserv1 – DC, DNS (AD integrated), PDC, RID, Infrastructure
    childserv2 – DC, DNS (AD integrated)

    My question is, when i was powering down the rootservers for maintanence, I realized that users (workstations and user accounts exists only on the child domain), cannot log into the child domain while the root forest servers were down. I thuoght the child domain logins are indepedant of the root servers? Did i misconfigure something?

    thanks in advance

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