By specifying Active Directory sites in the domain connection settings you select the site in which you want Password Manager to replicate changes as soon as they occur in other sites. This can reduce downtime that users may experience when your environment has several Active Directory sites and changes may not get immediately replicated between the sites.
For example, when users unlock their accounts on the Self-Service site, this operation may occur in one site. But when they attempt to log in to their computers, this operation may occur in another site, to which the information about the unlocked account has not been replicated yet. In this case, users will not be able to log in until the information is replicated to the second site. To mitigate this issue, select the Active Directory sites in which you want to replicate changes immediately in the domain connection settings.
To specify Active Directory sites
- On the Administration site, click the General Settings|Domain Connections tab.
- On the Domain Connections page, select the domain connection for which you want to specify domain controllers and click Edit.
- On the Advanced Settings tab of the Edit Domain Connection dialog, click Add under the Active Directory sites table, select required sites, and click Add.
- Click Save. Note, that the updated settings will be applied everywhere where this domain connection is used.