Let me clarify something. I already have a GC server. I also have a remote DC server that is connected via FR from NJ (I am in AZ). For some reason my Exchange server sees the GC server but will not allow me to select it for as the Enterprise Config Server under Recipient Update Service. I have a 4 way P3 800 server with 2Gb memory and four 36.4Gb hard-drives on a Raid5 with only 280 mailboxes yet my Exchange/Outlook is EXTREMELY slow!!!!!!! My RPC Operations/SEC are spiking and I can not find a way to resolve the performace issue. After watching the network monitor for awhile I kept seeing it wanting to communicate with the only DC that is across country. I was hoping that making it just a simple DC without any FSMO roles the AL performance will increase. Thoughts. Has anyone else had performace issues like this?? One hell of a box with poor performace? *** Confidential *** The information in this email is confidential and may be proprietary or legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient, please reply to the sender that you received the message in error and then delete or destroy the message along with any attachments. Thank you.