Automated Site Coverage by the DC Locator DNS SRV Records

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 this setting is enabled, 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 setting, the DCs will not register site-specific DC Locator DNS SRV records for any other sites but their own.

If this setting is not configured, it is not applied to any DCs, and DCs use their local configuration.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Netlogon\Parameters
Value NameAutoSiteCoverage
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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