I am working with a company that has many different Domain Controllers spread over many different Sites.
It is therefore an issue when changes are made on one domain controller which you want to affect a user who may be authenticated to another domain controller, or may be in a different site.
If there are numerous DCs in the same site - Does DNS point the clients at the first DC on its list or does it load balance? - I want to know this for password changes that dont seem to instantly work...
I seem to be ablt to force replication between servers using "Active Directory Sites and Services" going to the server-> NTDS settings, right clicking on the connection object and going "replicate now"
How can I check that replication has actually occured between 2 DCs?
I would also appreciate any resources that help explain the tools available to monitor and initiate replication.....