Check the replication topology, configure a site, site link, or subnet, create an Active Directory connection, site, site link, or subnet, designate a preferred bridgehead server, move a server to a different site, and rename the Default-First-Site.
Sites, site links, and subnets are created and modified using the Active Directory Sites and Services console, which the following procedures assume to be opened. Make sure you are logged on as a member of the Enterprise Admins group.
The following procedure can be used to check the existing replication topology to determine whether it is optimal. The process checks whether domain controllers are available in each site and whether new ones have been added to sites, and then uses site link cost values to recalculate an optimal topology for intersite replication. If new Active Directory connections are required, these will be automatically created by the process:
|Expand the Sites container → expand a site → expand the Servers container → expand a server → right-click on NTDS Settings → All Tasks → Check Replication Topology|
Expand the Sites container → right-click on a site → Properties
The main thing to configure here is Location, which makes it easier to find sites in Active Directory when there are many of them. You can also apply Group Policy to the site (see Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in this chapter).
Expand the Inter-Site Transports container ...