ADUC on Exchange Server setting default DC
Posted on 2005-03-30
On my Exchange 2003 Enterprise server I have the Active Directory Users and Computers snapin setup to perform the Exchange Tasks. What I've noticed is that each time I start up ADUC, it connects to "any writeable domain controller". I have 5 DCs accross the WAN and I would like it to always default to my local DC and not any of the remotes. What I have to do now is start up ADUC and wait a minute or two for it to fire up, then change the DC by right-clicking on Active Directory Users and Computers, then selecting connect to Domain Controller, then specifying my local DC. After I make that change, it flies very fast, otherwise from any of the remote DCs, it's slow as molasses. Is t here any way to change the default from "Any Writeable" to a specific DC?