Finding the Closest Domain Controller

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to find the closest domain controller in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

The following example demonstrates how to find the closest domain controller in the domain:

Get-ADDomainController –DomainName Fabrikam-Discover -NextClosestSite

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Get-ADDomainController, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Get-ADDomainController –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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