Force switching to different domain controller in the preferred site periodically

This group policy specifies whether to force LDAP binding to be refreshed even if the current binding is to a local (preferred) Active Directory site. Under some conditions, binding to a different site can help facilitate load balancing between servers. However, in environments with many machines joined to a large domain, binding to a new domain controller can cause serious performance problems because the agent must entirely rebuild the cache.

If you set this policy to Enabled, the agent will attempt to connect to another local domain controller when the period specified in the configuration parameter, adclient.binding.refresh.interval expires.

If this policy is set to Disabled or Not configured, by default, the agent will not attempt to connect to another domain controller if it is already connected to a preferred Active Directory site.

This group policy modifies the adclient.binding.refresh.force parameter in the agent configuration file.