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Introducing Quest Reporter : Appendix A: Configuring Quest Reporter : Selecting Domain Controllers : Active Directory Domain Controllers

Active Directory Domain Controllers
The Active Directory architecture allows the Reporter data collection to focus on a particular DC. By focusing on a particular DC for collection, the speed of the data collection can increase.
For example, your organization might have offices in New York, Seattle, and Boston, with computers from all sites located in the same domain and connected across a WAN. If a DC is not preset, Active Directory returns the first available DC in your network, regardless of its distance across the WAN or its speed. This can cause delays and reduce the speed of the data collection.
To select a DC
Select Start | All Programs | Quest Software | Quest Management Suite | Reporter | Configure.
Click the Reporter Collections tab.
Click Add.
Click OK.