Re: Multisite Authentication

"Laura E. Hunter [MVP]" <laurahcomputing.nospam@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Unfortunately what you're seeing is the expected behaviour in 2K3. If a
client cannot authenticate against any DCs in its local site, it will then
choose -any- available DC.

This behaviour may improve somewhat in the next release of Windows Server,
but Longhorn is still in beta so no features are set in stone where that's

If you want to exert more granular control over which DCs can "cover"
various sites, you can modify auto site coverage in DNS using Group Policy
or the Windows Registry. You'll find a detailed explanation of this
setting in the 2003 Branch Office Guide, available here:

In addition to Laura's offered link this one can help also:

How Domain Controllers Are Located in Windows

Herb Martin, MCSE, MVP
(phone on web site)


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