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An Overview of the Active Directory Domains And Trusts Console

As you're working with the Active Directory Domains And Trusts Console--particularly when working from an administrative workstation--it's likely that you'll need to change the focus of the console. You do so by connecting to a specific domain controller (DC). To do so, click the Active Directory Domains And Trusts branch and choose Action | Change Active Directory Domain Controller. Or, simply right-click the Active Directory Domains And Trusts branch and choose Change Active Directory Domain Controller.

The console displays the Connect Change Directory Server dialog box. Enter the domain name manually in the " section or click the down arrow next to the "Look in this domain" box to locate a different domain controller. After you select a domain, its domain controllers appear in the bottom half of the dialog box. Choose the option Any Writable Domain Controller if you don't need to work with a specific DC in the domain. Otherwise, select the DC from the list. Then click OK.