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How do Active Directory domain joined computers (native MS Windows or Linux with winbind) determine the closest password server?

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http://serverfault.com – How do Active Directory domain joined computers (native MS Windows or Linux with winbind) determine the closest password server? This question implies a cluster with 2+ Active Directory servers in different locations. On Windows there is no apparent option for preference over which Active Directory server will be used to authenticate, etc. On Linux (with samba/winbind) there is a setting for smb.cfg ("password server") but it is optional (when used in combination with setting "security = ads"). (HowTos)