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It's been a while since I've done any large-scale AD administration so I'm reaching back a bit here. I remember that there are certain security related attributes on a user account object that, due to their nature, are flagged for immediate propagation to other sites.

I have a case where passwords resets are not being propagated until scheduled replication happens. I had thought that was a case of immediate propagation. Am I just remembering incorrectly?

Domain function level is 2003.

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Look at the urgent replication section here:

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Thank you, that's what I was looking for as I was posting! – squillman Mar 12 '10 at 15:25
glad to help... – joeqwerty Mar 12 '10 at 17:37

Yep, you are, passwords are propagated on the normal schedule. I'll connect to a DC in the site closest to the user when I need it to take immediate effect or when I forget I'll jump into Sites and Services and force a replication to the site the user is in.

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+1 Thanks for the confirmation! Accept to joeqwerty, though, for the link. – squillman Mar 12 '10 at 15:25

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