Manage the domain using a different domain controller
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To manage the domain using a different domain controller
Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Connect to Domain Controller.
Click a domain controller in the list.
Or, in Enter the name of another domain controller, type the name of a domain controller.
Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials. However, you must have the appropriate administrative credentials to manage the domain you select.
To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.
By default, domain controllers are created in the Domain Controllers organizational unit when they are first configured.
Information about functional differences
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