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Group Policy Windows 2003 on additional DC - Very slow

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Hi

I have a additional Domain controller in my Domain it talks to my first DC via VPN. When I load the group policy management on the additional DC it is loads very slow and it appears to be looking for the 1st DC for its GPO's, is this normal?
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Yes that is normal, it will try to connect to the PDC emulator by default
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779403(WS.10).aspx

By default, when you add a new domain to the console, GPMC uses the PDC emulator in that domain to help ensure that all administrators are using the same domain controller. For managing sites, GPMC uses the PDC emulator in the user's domain by default. You can change the default choice of domain controller using the Change Domain Controller dialog box in GPMC. If you are located at a remote site with a slow connection to the default domain controller, you may want to do this.
You can change the DC by right clicking on your domain in GPMC and choose change domain controller (see screen shot)
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Mike

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So basically I can set policies for this "remote" domain.
Will they get replicated back to the PDC?
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Mike Kline earned 2000 total points
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Yes they will get replicated, you should not have an issue there.
Thanks
Mike
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