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By shizmoney ·
Hi
I have a single Active Directory Domain thats running DNS, Exchange etc... I have a couple of remote sites that have Domain Controllers at the site with all the DNS settings. I found out now that the users at the main site are logging into the Domain Controllers at the remote sites and vice vercea. How can I tell me remote computers to log into there specfic DC?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Domain Controllers

Which version of Windows are you running?

Are all the domain controllers in the same Active Directory site? If this is so, then the clients are acting exactly as they should.

These articles may assist a great deal.
How Windows Xp Clients located DC's:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314861

How Windows 2000 clients located DC's:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q247811/

More on the same question from Windows IT Library:
http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/Content/716/06/5.html

The easiest way to stop this issue, will be to create 2 additional AD sites, one for each of the subnets hosting the remote domain controllers. Move the remote domain controllers into the proper AD site, and viola, issue resolved!

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by dclanton In reply to Domain Controllers

The machines are going to log into the first and closest DC

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by rajs In reply to Domain Controllers

User login to first available and nearest ADS in the network.

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