Is there a way to 'choose' the DC which an AD forest will use as the main bridgehead server? I'm talking about the server which is chosen to basically act as the hub or first hop in inter site replication topology.
I have a single forest with three domains, spread over approx 30 sites, every site has at least one DC. Everything works OK(ish) but the KCC has 'chosen' a DC in a site to be the 'main' bridgehead and I would like to change this to be a different server in a different site (basically a better spec'ed server in a site with slightly more bandwidth).
I know I can set up manual site connectors but I would like to avoid this if possible. I'm happy to let the KCC manage things but I'm just not happy with the server it has 'chosen' to be the 'hub'. My questions are:
1) How does AD make the initial decision on which server is to be the 'hub' bridgehead?
1) Can I manually change\set this server?
Thanks in advance