Usage of %LOGONSERVER% in GPO

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ucs4

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#Problem
%LOGONSERVER% is not evaluated at computer startup - therefore it is not usable within logon GPO’s to build up a simple rollback-configuration if one dc is not reachable.
#Solution:

In Samba 4 environments each domaincontroller registers itself in the forwardzone. With the help of that you can simply use the domainname as a refferal for the sysvol/logon script location and as an alternative for finding a suitable domaincontroller:

\\domain.test\sysvol\logon