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Use automated site coverage by the DC Locator DNS SRV Records

This policy setting determines whether domain controllers (DC) will dynamically register DC Locator site-specific SRV records for the closest sites where no DC for the same domain exists (or no Global Catalog for the same forest exists). These DNS records are dynamically registered by the Net Logon service and they are used to locate the DC. If you enable this policy setting the DCs to which this setting is applied dynamically register DC Locator site-specific DNS SRV records for the closest sites where no DC for the same domain or no Global Catalog for the same forest exists. If you disable this policy setting the DCs will not register site-specific DC Locator DNS SRV records for any other sites but their own. If you do not configure this policy setting it is not applied to any DCs and DCs use their local configuration.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Netlogon -> Parameters # AutoSiteCoverage

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Net Logon -> DC Locator DNS Records

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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