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Automating Active Directory® Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Laura E. Hunter, Ken St. Cyr

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Manage the Site Topology

The site topology can be broken down into a few different components. Consider the site topology diagram in Figure 3.1.

In the figure, the larger circles represent the sites themselves. Typically, a site is a collection of well-connected networks. These are usually local area networks (LANs) with connection speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to multiple Gbps. More often than not, the circle in Figure 3.1 also represents a geographic boundary; that's why you'll sometimes see sites named after physical locations or office building codes. However, there is no requirement for the networks in a site to be in the same building.

The primary design considerations are typically client logon and Active Directory replication. Client computers ...

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