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46 views

active directory rodc or sub site for New branch office

This may sound silly but I am no ad expert. We have setup a new branch office and 2 users will be moving to that office to man a point of sales system, the internet connectivity is poor so ...
3
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1answer
57 views

What type of AD replication is needed for a non-mesh Hub and Spoke network?

I'm having AD replication issues (OUs not replicating, FRS, etc) and suspect the issue is that the network admins have modified AD Sites And Services in ways that disabled the ISTG and other aspects. ...
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3answers
2k views

When should you create additional domain in forest?

My company is opening a new site in a different country. We will be installing new servers there and I have a question I can't decide on. Should we create a new domain in the forest or should we just ...
7
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1answer
186 views

one of the single dc per domain DCs has suffered USN rollback

I've inherited an Active Directory forest that is laid out very badly. It has a single forest with a domain tree for each site, each with a single domain controller. No domain is a child of any ...
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1answer
85 views

No replication between two DCs, tomestoned?

A site-to-site VPN has been down between two sites for around 120days, which means the DC at the peer site hasn't had any inbound replication from the main site DC. When does the DC object get ...
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1answer
79 views

How does AD decided when to enable SyncOnStartup for inbound replication partners

I have been playing with the MSAD_ReplNeighbor wmi class for monitoring AD replication. I have a hub and spoke, single domain topology where three DCs are in the spoke site. One holds all the master ...
13
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3answers
888 views

Do I Need to Configure Active Directory Sites if We Have a High Speed WAN?

I work at an organization with 15 physical sites. The corporate headquarters has two DC's, which hold all the FSMO roles between them. Each remote site has one DC onsite. When I started working here, ...
3
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1answer
822 views

Workstation authentication against wrong AD server in multi-site configuration

Having a problem which I've seen before but haven't yet found a solution to, I've got multiple AD sites in one domain physically separated and logically separated by different subnets and AD sites. ...
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1answer
341 views

DNS providing different results by AD Site?

We're using a Windows DNS/AD Environment on 2008 R2, I've been searching and would like to know if there's a way to implicitly have DNS serve an IP for a host based on its AD Site? Subnet ...
3
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1answer
793 views

Active Directory / DNS naming design, multiple sites, single domain,

The network I currently manage will shortly be expanding to cover two sites, and due to the organisation of the company, I have already determined that a site-to-site hardware VPN will be implemented ...
5
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2answers
3k views

Do I need child domains in AD?

I have a an organization having HQ(about 150 users) in one city and 16 branches (high schools, 300-400 users each) each in different city. What I have to do is create a domain(s) in AD for corporate ...
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1answer
68 views

MS AD 2008К2 2 sites, multiple networks

We have a PROD site with 2 networks 1.1.1.X/28 and 10.10.10.X/24. We have DR site with 2 networks 1.1.1.X/28 and 20.20.20.X/24. The net 1.1.1.X/28 is not the same (you can't reach host on PROD from ...
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1answer
1k views

Quickly change Active Directory Replication Schedule for all Sites & Sitelinks

My company has more than 80 sites, and my predecessor for reasons unknown to me put in a large chunk of time preventing replication between the HQ's DC and the branches' RODC. I need to reset their ...
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3answers
3k views

Active Directory Replication across Sites slow or not working

I've just inherited (isn't it always the way!) a Windows Domain. The domain is spread across 2 sites. Site01 has 3 DCs & Site02 has 2 DCs. If I create a user in either site, the other DCs in ...
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0answers
81 views

1 Exchange 2010 and 3 ad sites

Right now i have 1 exchange hosting all roles in 1 AD site (A) and 1 subnet (10.0.10.0/24). I'm going to create a second (B) and third (C) AD site to reflect our physical architecture. So i'll also ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Best practice for two site Active Directory through VPN

Currently we have a site-to-site VPN setup between our two locations A and B. Location A has the domain controller; all hosts in location B connect via the site to site VPN to the DC in A. I was ...
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4answers
911 views

Has anyone ever used SMTP site links?

A simple real-life question, inspired by a comment here: Active Directory has supported inter-site replication using SMTP instead of direct RPC since its first introduction in Windows 2000. But did ...
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1answer
258 views

best practice to removing DC from Site that no longer connects via vpn in another city

hi i am looking for a recap of what i have done already to see if i missed anything. i had two cities connected by wan using a ipsec persistent tunnel between gateways. i had one DC (DOMAIN ...
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2answers
836 views

Split AD subnet into different sites

We're adding an additional Exchange server at another physical site whose subnet (2.2.2.x) currently exists in a different AD site (SiteB) than our mailbox server site (SiteA). We cannot eliminate ...
2
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3answers
618 views

Windows domains, 2003 SBS, Exchange and AD in multiple sites/locations

We're currently running Win2K3 SBS as the domain controller with an additional Win2K3 server for hosting files and not really doing much else. We are probably looking at expanding to other offices in ...