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Posted on 2006-06-24
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Hi folks,

I have replication occuring between two sites right now, let's say A and B. Replication works great, and everything flies.

I have an OU that I created, called Site B. In it, I have a policy local to that site.

When I edit this OU on the local domain controller at Site B, it's EXTREMELY slow. However, if I go to the master, at site A, everything flies.

I think the reason for this is that my domain controller is trying to pull resources off Site A every time, and thus it's slow over the WAN link.

Any ideas to help me solve this? I would rather edit the OU 'locally' at Site B, and then have it replicate the changes out at a later time.

Thanks!
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In Group Policy Editor, goto View>DC Options.
You can set a preference there.


What I think you should also do is configure Sites in AD Sites and Services and create & associate the correct subnets to those sites.  Move the server for the remote site(s) into the appropriate, newly created Site.

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Scratch the last thought, I didn't realize I was working with you on that previously.

It's important to make sure they are correctly configured though.

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Subnets are configured properly... not sure what you mean about the Group Policy editor.... I can't seem to find anything there but please let me know *which* editor you're talking about... I tried "gpmc.msc" and the sites and services one, I just can't find anything that would give me the info I'm lookin for.

THanks :)
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In GPMC, when you select a GPO you can right click it and select Edit.

The editor will open up with the policy loaded.  This is the editor I refer to.  Normally, it's GPEDIT.MSC but you need to open the policy first with GPMC once that tool has been installed.

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So which option should I choose? "Use any available domain controller?"
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Since you have Sites setup, that option most likely would force the MMC to open it from the local DC, so yes.


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It's improved a bit... but still slow.

Any other ideas?
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If it's any consolation to you, ours open slowly also.  It has to do with loading of the ADMs into the console.  I don't think there's a whole lot to do if it's talking to the local DC now.

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