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17.7. Setting the Replication Notification Delay for an Application Partition

Problem

Two replication-related settings that you can customize for application partitions (or any naming context for that matter) include the first and subsequent replication delay after a change to the partition has been detected. The first replication delay is the time that a domain controller waits before it notifies its first replication partner that there has been a change. The subsequent replication delay is the time that the domain controller waits after it has notified its first replication partner before it will notify its next partner. You may need to customize these settings so that replication happens as quickly as you need it to for data in the application partition.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open ADSI Edit.

  2. Connect to the configuration naming context of the forest the application partition is in if it is not already present in the left pane.

  3. Expand the configuration naming context and click on the Partitions container.

  4. In the right pane, right-click on the crossRef object that represents the application partition and select Properties.

  5. Set the msDS-Replication-Notify-First-DSA-Delay and msDS-Replication-Notify-Subsequent-DSA-Delay attributes to the number of seconds you want for each delay (see the Discussion section for more details).

  6. Click OK.

Using a command-line interface

The Windows Server 2003 version of repadmin supports setting the notification delays:

> repadmin /notifyopt ...

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