A good network administrator knows that thoroughly planning a network before actually implementing it will save a tremendous amount of time and effort in the long run. An experienced network administrator knows that no matter how well you plan a network, the network will have to be changed to meet the ever changing needs of its users.
The three main tasks you’ll have to perform are: adding a new server, moving a server to a new replication site, and removing a server from the network. Because hardware is constantly improving, adding new servers or consolidating tasks performed by a few less powerful servers on a new server is commonplace. This type of activity can occur quite frequently if your company is growing rapidly.
Everything in Active Directory is an object. In the case of a server, a server object is the logical representation of the physical machine in the hierarchical AD database. When you install a new server, you’ll have to add it to the Active Directory using the following steps:
Choose Start → Programs → Administrative Tools → Active Directory Sites and Services.
Double-click on the site you would like to add the server to.
Right-click on the Servers folder and choose New → Server.
You’ll see the New Object -- Server screen. Type in a name for the new server and click the OK button.
Sites are areas of the network that have high interconnectivity bandwidth. They’re used to ...