In this section, we'll look at how to customize the configuration of individual DCs in an AD domain. This begins with the steps needed to rename a DC, as well as stopping and restarting the AD service. You'll also learn how to turn AD replication on and off for a particular DC, as well as how to force an individual DC to replicate one or more AD partitions.
We'll close the chapter with various tasks needed to manage the physical files and folders on each DC that make up the AD database and log files. As you administer DCs over time, you may need to perform various maintenance tasks on these files, including performing defragmentation operations and moving the files from one location on disk to another.