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Group Policy domain controller selection

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy

Description

Determines which domain controller the Group Policy snap-in uses.

  • Use the Primary Domain Controller indicates that the Group Policy snap-in reads and writes changes to the domain controller designated as the PDC Operations Master for the domain.
  • Inherit from the Active Directory Snap-ins indicates that the Group Policy 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 snap-in can read and write changes to any available domain controller.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, the Group Policy snap-in uses the domain controller designated as the PDC Operations Master for the domain.

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To change the PDC Operations Master for a domain, in Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click a domain, and then click Operations Masters.

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