Computer are authenticating to 2 DC's

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-04
I have two new DC's and some of our computers are authenticating to one and some to the other.  Why is that?
I just want to make sure there isn't a problem brewing.
Question by:jrsitman
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    Accepted Solution

    That's OK :) This is normal AD configuration. Computers/users are authenticating along all available Domain Controllers in a Site. By default when config is not changed, Fefault-First-Site exists where all DCs are assigned.

    That's standard netmask ordering and DNS round robin feature

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    by:Joseph Daly
    That is perfectly acceptable. If they are in the same site then they should authenticate to both.

    If they are in different sites and it is taking a long time to authenticate the clients then you need to take a look in your AD sites and services and set up proper site boundaries.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks.  the post were 2 seconds apart so I split the points.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Krzysztof Pytko
    You're welcome :)


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