Chapter 6. Configuring, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting Operations Masters

Active Directory’s multimaster replication model creates a distributed environment that allows any domain controller to be used for authentication and allows you to make changes to standard directory information without regard to which domain controller you use. The approach works well for most Active Directory operations—but not all.

Some Active Directory operations must be carefully controlled to maintain the integrity of the directory structure and data. These operations can be performed only by a single authoritative domain controller called an operations master. For example, you ...

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