FRS SYSVOL - Clients connecting across WAN for SYSVOL data

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by AndrewH, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. AndrewH

    AndrewH Guest


    I have just implemented a brand new AD 2003 domain, and we using GPO's
    heavily for settings and site logon scripts etc.

    We are seeing some clients connect to remote sites to get GPO data on the
    SYSVOL share, which is slowing down logon responsiveness.

    After doing a packet trace, I see a "GET_DFS_REFERRAL" request from the
    client to "\<domain>.local\sysvol" and it returns a full list of available
    servers that hold a copy of that replicated share. Problem is, some clients
    are being handed a site that is over a slow WAN link and it can take a few
    mins before the GPO's are applied and scripts run etc.

    Are there some settings I don’t know about with regards to FRS costings that
    help the client identify which server is closest to pull the data from?

    AndrewH, Apr 2, 2007
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