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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Using Active Directory Sites And Services

Active Directory Sites And Services is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that administrators use to create and manage the sites that make up a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 forest as well as to establish links between sites. A site, in AD DS terminology, is defined as a group of computers on one or more Internet Protocol subnets that are well connected. Well connected means that the systems share a network transport that provides low-cost, high-speed communication between the computers, and it typically refers to systems in a single location that are connected by local area networks (LANs). Systems that aren’t well connected are those that use relatively slow, expensive communication. ...

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