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Can I force one Domain Controller to be primary and the other a backup?

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I have a Windows 2000 Active Directory environment.  I have two servers that are domain controllers, one is an Exchange server.  Is it possible to force authentication, group policy, time synchronization, etc. be delivered from the non-Exchange Domain Controller?  I would like the Exchange box to worry about e-mail and that's all.
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If you open DNS console, you should be able to see your server, expend it and expend Forward Lookup Zone, expand your domain > dc > tcp.

In there you should see 2 entries of ldap and 2 for kerberos; you can change the Priority & Weight on the ldap entry on your second server (the one with Exchange) - clients always look for DC with a higher weight value so I guess that may help.

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