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    Hi All,

    I am newbie to this forum. I got a question from my friend and I also don't know how to do it.

    There are three sites in windows 2003 domain. Two site have domain controllers and one site don't have domain controller. User complaint from without DC environment that their log on to domain is slow. Link between sites are most reliable and fast.
    And how can we improve log on process to domain from the site without DC. And what I wanna know is that can I configure site without DC?

    thanks in advance!!!

    With Regards

  • #2
    Re: Site without Domain Controller

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    Hope this helps.

    Michael Armstrong
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    • #3
      Re: Site without Domain Controller

      Doesn't seem an awful lot of point setting up a site without a domain controller... that's what sites are for...?

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      • #4
        Re: Site without Domain Controller

        The clients may be seeking a DC in a site that they have a poor connection to.
        My advice would be to leave AD with 2 sites. I assume there is one site with a DC that is directly connected thru a WAN link to the DC'less site. The subnet for the remote location should be associated with the geographic site that has the fastest connection.

        Lets be ludicris (sp) to make the point. Assume the site A has a DC and is the "hub" in the WAN, with a T# to site B. B has no DC. SIte C has a DC, but is in a backwater town in Egypt, with a 56K connection to site A. If site B has no subnets in AD associated with AD site A, the clients may look for DC's in Egypt.


        • #5
          Re: Site without Domain Controller

          Originally posted by kid.scorpion
          Link between sites are most reliable and fast.
          No poor connection according to the OP Foze.
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