I'm still scratching my head over this situation...
You see, we have 3 RW DCs in the HQ, and 1 RODC on every branch sites (50+ locations).
During startup, a script will pull in some files from
But we have been experiencing bandwidth overload. A traffic analysis indicated that lots of clients in the Branch Sites were trying to access the SYSVOL located in the RW DCs.
E.g.: If the RW DCs are 10.1.0.15, 10.2.0.15, and 10.3.0.15, and site 'X' has a subnet of 10.27.0.0/16 (with its RODC at 10.27.0.15), clients at site 'X' seem to insist on accessing
\\10.3.0.15\SYSVOL; they seem to be ignoring the RODC completely.
What is going on here? Where should I start investigating what went wrong?
BTW, I'm already using DFS-R, and replication have been going on successfully; I can put a small 'canary' file on one of the RW DCs, and within minutes all the RODCs will have successfully replicated the 'canary' file.
Additional Information: If I try doing
nslookup example.com, I get only the addresses of the RW DCs. None of the RODCs' addresses appear.
Secondary Question: What if I add the addresses of the RODCs manually into the DNS? Will I be casing trouble?