By default, the clients will use the GC that Exchange is using. Even though
you have the GC in the child, if Exchange is using the GC in the root - they
will use that GC, as that is the GC that was given to them by the Exchange
Other than that - you will have to do this:
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> The Layout:
> My domain has 20+ remote sites. 2 DC/GC in the root
> domain. T1 at every site.
> Each site has a DC/Global Catalog. I have installed
> Exchange 2000 in the root domain.
> XP Clients in the remote sites ONLY are consistantly
> seeing the requesting Info window from the DC at the root.
> (Mail routing info...ldap queries etc. etc..)
> Why isn't the remote site GC handling thier request?
> I don't want the client to query the root DC.
> Under DSAccess on the server...it is set to automatically
> detect and it sees the 2 root DC/GC no problem.
> Should I manually add each and every remote GC to the
> DSaccess list on the exchange box?
> The constant requesting window is annoying way too many
> users. Getting ALOT of complaints.
> Is there a way to resolve this?
> Thanks in advance