As the title suggests, I have recently been having a hell of a time getting policies to apply in a timely manner.
gpresult /z and it returned our backup DC instead of the primary.
So I start researching how to possibly point Group Policy at the main DC and come up with either "it can't be done", or you have to adjust the "weight" of the DC's and make the main one "heavier", which I mostly understand, but won't explain because the Registry key change they suggested doesn't exist and the walkthrough was from 2013 so it possibly doesn't apply.
So I'm in AD Sites and Services and see that our backup DC is set for replication intervals of 180 minutes (explains the less than timely policy updates). And now I'm finding and reading all I can on how to configure and understand AD Sites and Services.
I'm wondering, should my main DC and backup DC be in the same "SITE" (Default-First-Site-Name) or is them having an IP Inter-Site Transport really the only important detail here? If, from what I've read so far, the Inter-Site Transport is responsible for replication, then I feel like moving the backup to another "SITE" would be the right move as they will still be set for replication because they are still present in the Inter-Site Transport. However, after doing this nothing has changed and
gpresult /z still returns backup DC.
Is AD Sites and Services even what I should be looking at?