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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Managing Sites

The Active Directory Installation Wizard creates a default site and a default site link when you install Active Directory Domain Services on the first domain controller in a site. The default site is named Default-First-Site-Name and the default site link is called DEFAULTIPSITELINK. You can rename the default site and site link as necessary. You must create subsequent sites and site links manually.

Configuring a site is a multipart process that includes the following steps:

  1. Creating the site.

  2. Creating one or more subnets and associating them with the site.

  3. Associating a domain controller with the site.

  4. Linking the site to other sites using site links, and if necessary, creating site link bridges.

I discuss these tasks in the sections ...

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