MoveComputerToOU WebService Global or Local DC

Feb 4, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Hi Maik,

due to its awesomeness we are going to use this webservice function to move computer accounts in and out of a staging OU during deployments around the world.

We are concerned about replication in AD and want to ensure that the DC where this operation is executed is as close as possible to the client.

Does the function calculate this in some way, or just hit the Global Catalog server.




Feb 4, 2011 at 7:24 AM

Hi Simon,

thanks for using the web service. Functions that might be affected by the location of the DC and the replication (Moving, adding, etc.) will try to evaluate the closest Domain Controller of the Client based on the IP Address of the calling computer. So far this is just working for IPv4. So IPv6 requests will most likely use a DC close to the webserver.



Feb 4, 2011 at 7:30 AM

Excellent, thanks.