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Special Edition Using Microsoft Active Directory by James Hudson, Sean Fullerton

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Connection Objects

Connection objects are directory representations of a connection from one DC to another and are the most important objects with regard to replication. They are of the class nTDSConnection,as defined in the schema, and have six mandatory attributes (see Table 15.1).

Table 15.1. Mandatory Attributes for nTDSConnection Objects
Attribute Name Datatype
enableConnection Boolean
fromServer DN
instanceType Integer
objectCategory DN
objectClass OID
options Integer

The key thing to note about connection objects is that they are unidirectional in nature but are always created in pairs so that replication consists of two one-way connections. There fore, when viewing connection objects in AD Sites and Services, look at them from the perspective ...

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