Which Domain Controller will New DC Copy AD from?
Posted on 2011-09-13
I have a client with a network of 7 locations, with a DC located at each location running Win2k3.
I'm introducing a new server - a Win2k8 R2 box at location 3 and I want to promote it to a DC, which will replace the one that's already there. However, I do *not* want the new Win2k8 box to get its copy of AD from the DC at location 3 because I suspect some directory corruption on that machine.
The question is - how does Windows determine where its copy of AD comes from when promoting it to a DC? Is it Site based? Or, is it based on certain FSMO role holders, or other?