I am facing a puzzle:
My company has several branches, each branch's subnets have been defined in their own respective site, and each branch has its own RODC.
However, when pinging to the domain name (let's say, "
example.com"), instead of resolving to the site's RODC, it resolves to the one of the main DCs on the Head Office.
AFAIK, when a computer on a site tries to resolve the domain name itself (e.g., when trying to access
\\example.com\netlogon), it should resolve to the site's domain controller.
So, why am I seeing this behavior here?
- The main DCs on Head Office are a mix of 2008 and 2008 R2
- The RODC on the branches are 2008 R2
Any suggestion will be helpful. TIA.
The problem was that the WAN link between Head Office and Branches are very slow (bandwidth costs a fortune in my country). There are several large files that we replicate through
\\example.com\netlogon, and because some branch computers resolve
example.com into the IP address of the Head Office DC, they're pulling those files through the slow WAN link instead of accessing the replica on the branch RODCs.