11. November 2009 07:19
During my accreditation process for the AD Health Check (the predecessor to the ADRAP) we spent a week with our peers in a brief review. As part of the accreditation process we were each assigned a technical area of AD to present in front of the class. I was assigned AD replication by our instructors and I was both excited and nervous. Excited because I had always loved and been interested by AD replication. Nervous, of course, because I had to mock teach it to my very talented peers and I knew ... [More]
9. November 2009 07:43
It was my first AD environment that I owned and I was much more excited than I was wise. I made lots and lots of mistakes, some of them benign and some of them…well, didn’t go unnoticed. It was a medium-sized organization based on Windows 2000 and we had quite a few sites and domain controllers. It was a true hub and spoke topology and there were a fair number of site links back to our hub site. We had decent and reliable connectivity and found that we could ... [More]
26. October 2009 13:01
There are quite a few schedules for Active Directory replication – some of which we are very aware and some of which are better hidden and oft forgotten. Let’s start by looking at the connection object schedules.
Connection objects are created for replication partners with schedules which vary by whether the partner is intrasite or intersite. Schedules for intersite partners are generated from the site link on the transport – a mix of the schedu... [More]