Active Directory authentication query


I have an RDS enviroment in my forest root domain which i want to allow users access into which reside in sub-domain located on a different site which has some poor wan connections.

If users are connecting using credentials from '' in the root domain 'company.local' will active directory have to authenticate the users by traversing the poor WAN link to a Domain controller in Site1 or will a domain controller in company.local be able to authenticate the users directly.

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Rakesh KapoorCommented:
If the user that you have created is in domain then it would get authenticated from domain and not from company.local domain.

If you environment is big and if you have large number of users authenticating to domain then you can host one Domain controller for domain in your primary site.

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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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Pankaj SinghTechnical ManagerCommented:
For such a slow WAN link microsoft introduced a RODC, the main purpose of RODC is to provide a read operations of AD and to use authenticate users on slow WAN sites without using main site.
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