Computers are using the wrong Domain Controllers.
Posted on 2003-12-11
We have 20 campuses, and a district office. The Primary DC is at the district office, and each campus has its own backup DC, and at least 2 T1 lines running to the district office. We are running all XP pro clients and win 2003 servers in native mode. We have had problems with group policies being pushed down from the DCs. We think it is caused by latency in the wan links. When I run the “set” command and “gpresult” command I find that computers at my campus are using the DCs from other campuses. None of them are using the local DC or the primary DC at the district office. Is there a way to force the clients to use the local DC for logon and group policies? Why wouldn't they use the local DC by default?