You want to find which site a client computer is in.
In the following command,
<HostName> with the name of the host
you want to find the site for:
> nltest /server:<
Although you cannot use it directly from a scripting language like
VBScript, Microsoft provides a
method that can be used by languages, such as Visual Basic and C++,
to retrieve site coverage information. In fact, the
nltest command shown in the CLI solution is a
wrapper around this method.
The IADsTool interface provides a wrapper around this method:
set objIadsTools = CreateObject("IADsTools.DCFunctions") strSite = objIadsTools.DsGetSiteName("<
HostName>") Wscript.Echo "Site: " & strSite
Each domain controller has a
server object that is
contained with a site. Clients are different—they are
associated with a site based on their IP address and the
corresponding subnet that it matches is in the
Subnets container. The client site information is
important because it determines the domain controller the client
authenticates with. If the client’s IP address does
not match a subnet range of any of the subnets stored in Active
Directory, it will randomly pick a site to use, which means it could
authenticate against any domain controller in the domain. See Recipe 11.21 for a way to hardcode the site
association for a client.
Recipe 11.21 for forcing a host to a particular site, ...