I have a network, consisting of 2 7304's (internet routers) and 2 3560's that sit directly behind them. all are in ospf area 0 and on the 3560's there is also area 1 with a different network on it. HSRP is setup on a couple of VLAN's between the 2 3560's that are all part of the network being advertised in area 1, the problem I'm having is when i add area 1 to the switch that is the "standby" switch for HSRP i end up getting routed there and never making it to my destination, i was looking for best practice on being able to correct the routing there, i was thinking ospf priority possibly?
The priority will only assist in DR/BDR election. You would want to change the cost of OSPF on the interface. with the "IP OSPF COST " command. The range is from 1 ot 65,535 with 1 being the most perferred route, so assign the HSRP route a higher cost. OSPF will use the perferred route first and only if that route goes down will it use the next route.