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How can I determine which servers in Active Directory 2003 Users and Computers are Domain Controllers?

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How can I determine which servers in Active Directory 2003 Users and Computers are Domain Controllers?

Do I simply need to look in the Organizational Unit (OU) named Domain Controllers, or is it possible that there might be some domain controllers within my network that aren't in the Domain Controllers OU?
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All domain controllers are located in Domain Controllers OU for that domain.
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It is possible that a DC could be moved....but not probable.

You can also just search for the DC role in AD Users and computers > Find > Computer . Role = Domain Controller, more on that here:   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778209(WS.10).aspx

Thanks

Mike
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Here is a list of default containers and OU's in AD.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728418(WS.10).aspx

By default, your DC's will be located in the 'Domain Controllers' OU.
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You can use this command and will search for all of you DCs on the domain no matter which OU they could be (note: all the DCs should be oin the Domain controllers OU).

dsquery server -d domain.com

or you cna expand you search to the forest
dsquery server -forest domain.com

cheers.
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