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Configure Group Policy domain controller selection

This policy setting determines which domain controller the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in uses. If you enable this setting you can which domain controller is used according to these options:”Use the Primary Domain Controller” indicates that the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in reads and writes changes to the domain controller designated as the PDC Operations Master for the domain. “Inherit from Active Directory Snap-ins” indicates that the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in reads and writes changes to the domain controller that Active Directory Users and Computers or Active Directory Sites and Services snap-ins use. “Use any available domain controller” indicates that the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in can read and write changes to any available domain controller. If you disable this setting or do not configure it the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in uses the domain controller designated as the PDC Operations Master for the domain. Note: To change the PDC Operations Master for a domain in Active Directory Users and Computers right-click a domain and then click “Operations Masters. “


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Group Policy Editor # DCOption

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Group Policy

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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