Set maximum server connection attempts

Specify the maximum number of servers per domain the agent should attempt to connect to before going into disconnected mode. This policy is used if the agent is unable to connect to it’s primary domain controller to enable it to query DNS for a list of other domain controllers and try each server in the list up to the maximum number of servers you specify. For example, if you have a large number of replica domain controllers for a given domain, you may want to use this policy to limit the number of servers for the agent to try in order to limit network traffic and improve performance.

The value should be a positive integer or 0. Setting the value to 0 means that the agent attempts to connect to every server in the list until successful.

The default value is 0.

This policy is ignored if you have defined a master domain controller for the zone to which the computer belongs because the computer only connects to that domain controller.

This group policy modifies the adclient.server.try.max setting in the agent configuration file.

This setting is deprecated for versions of adclient from 4.4.3 to 5.0.x. It is available in version 5.1.0 and later.