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11.9. Modifying the Sites That Are Part of a Site Link

Problem

You want to modify the sites associated with a site link.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the Active Directory Sites and Services snap-in.

  2. In the left pane, expand Sites Inter-Site Transports.

  3. Click either the IP or SMTP folder depending where the site link is stored.

  4. In the right pane, double-click on the link you want to modify.

  5. Under the General tab, you can add and remove sites that are associated with the site link.

  6. Click OK.

Using a command-line interface

Create an LDIF file called modify_site_link.ldf with the following contents. Replace <LinkName> with the name of the link and <SiteName> with the site to add to the link.

dn: cn=<LinkName>,cn=IP,cn=inter-site 
transports,cn=sites,cn=configuration,<ForestRootDN>
changetype: modify
add: siteList
siteList: cn=<SiteName>,cn=sites,cn=configuration,<ForestRootDN>
-

Then run the following command:

> ldifde -v -i -f modify_site_link.ldf

Using VBScript

' This code adds a site to an existing site link
' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------
strSite = "<SiteName>" ' e.g. Burlington
strLink = "<LinkName>" ' e.g. DEFAULTIPSITELINK ' ------ END CONFIGURATION --------- ' Taken from ADS_PROPERTY_OPERATION_ENUM const ADS_PROPERTY_APPEND = 3 set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE") set objLink = GetObject("LDAP://cn=" & strLink & _ ",cn=IP,cn=Inter-site Transports,cn=sites," & _ objRootDSE.Get("configurationNamingContext") ) strSiteDN = "cn=" & strSite & ",cn=sites," & _ objRootDSE.Get("configurationNamingContext") ...

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