You want to find the closest domain controller for a particular domain.
The following command finds the closest domain controller in the
specified domain (
By default, it will return the closest DC for the computer
nltest is being run from, but you can optionally
/server option to target a remote host.
You can also optionally specify the
to find a domain controller that belongs to a particular site.
> nltest /dsgetdc:
' This code finds the closest domain controller in the domain ' that the computer running the script is in. ' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------ strDomain = "
<DomainDNSName>" ' e.g. emea.rallencorp.com ' ------ END CONFIGURATION --------- set objIadsTools = CreateObject("IADsTools.DCFunctions") objIadsTools.DsGetDcName( Cstr(strDomain) ) Wscript.Echo "DC: " & objIadsTools.DCName Wscript.Echo "DC Site: " & objIadsTools.DCSiteName Wscript.Echo "Client Site: " & objIadsTools.ClientSiteName
The DC locator process as described in MS KB 314861 and MS KB 247811 defines how clients find the closest domain controller. The process uses the site topology stored in Active Directory to calculate the site a particular client is in. After the client site has been identified, then it is a matter of finding a domain controller that is either a member of that same site or that is covering ...