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    Hi

    I have two DC's one in the UK the other in the US. I have noticed in my firewall logs that users in the UK are authenticating against the US DC.

    Does anyone know how I can determine which DC the users (OU) use to authenticate when they log on?

    Thanks

    Jon

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    Re: Choose which server users authenticate against

    Are the DC's in differnet sites (Active Directory Sites and Services). i.e. Do you have a UK site and a US site?


    Michael
    Michael Armstrong
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    • #3
      Re: Choose which server users authenticate against

      Hi

      They are in the same site

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      • #4
        Re: Choose which server users authenticate against

        Check this out:

        http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...tep/adsrv.mspx

        workstations will authenticate with DC's in their site. Since all your DC's are in the same site then the workstations can choose any DC to authenticate against (Including your US DC).

        Your best of creating two sites, one for UK and one for US and place the DC's in the corresponding site. This could also help reduce your bandwith utilization.

        Hope this helps

        Michael
        Michael Armstrong
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        • #5
          Re: Choose which server users authenticate against

          Michael

          Thank you very much

          Jon

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          • #6
            Re: Choose which server users authenticate against

            Originally posted by Jonallen
            Michael

            Thank you very much

            Jon
            Always a pleasure, never a chore

            Michael
            Michael Armstrong
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