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Event ID: 1550. No child NTDS Site Settings object

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I keep getting a 1550 Directory Service Event ID Error.  There is no information on EventID.net.

Here is the description:

The site CN=dahlgren,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com has no child NTDS Site Settings object.  Please use the Active Directory Sites and Services snap-in to create an NTDS Site Settings object for this site.

All eleven domain controllers across the domain have this error.  I'd like to be able to understand this error before I try to fix it.  Am I correct in assuming this is partly a replication issue, and that I need to create this NTDS Site Settings object for every domain controller including the Dahlgren domain controller?

Thanks!
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Question by:mb2010
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by:daJman
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"This Event is related to the Knowledge Consistency Checker

If your getting something like this every 15 minutes in Directory Service
event log.  

Event ID 1550
Source: NTDS KCC Category: Knowledge Consistency Checker  
Description: The Site
CN=Globix,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,,DC=BulldogResearch,DC=Net has  no
child NTDS Site Settings object,   Please use the Active Directory Sites
and Services snap-in to create an NTDS Site Settings object for this site.

Try adding a site settings object to the site listed in the event.
right click on the site then Goto New and Select Site Settings."

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&threadm=YqjOWj8jAHA.178%40cppssbbsa01.microsoft.com&rnum=7&prev=/groups%3Fq%3D%2522Please%2Buse%2Bthe%2BActive%2BDirectory%2BSites%2Band%2BServices%2Bsnap-in%2Bto%2Bcreate%2Ban%2BNTDS%2BSite%2BSettings%2Bobject%2Bfor%2Bthis%2Bsite%2522%26hl%3Den%26lr%3Dlang_en%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26selm%3DYqjOWj8jAHA.178%2540cppssbbsa01.microsoft.com%26rnum%3D7
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by:mb2010
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Instead of having serveral East coast servers replicate with with one West coast server, I want to to keep it set up so all the East coast servers only repliacte with one East coast server and that one East coast server is the server that replicates with the West coast.

If I look under Active Directory Sites and Services at the remote Dahlgren server, my server is not listed.  If I look in the same area under my local server, the remote server is not listed.

Anyone know why I am still getting these errors.  I've made sure that the NTDS settings for each server has an entry for its replication partner(s).  I do not want my West coast server to replicate with the Dahlgren server (East coast) and I do not want the Dahlgren server (East coast) to replicate with my West coast server.  How do I get rid of these errors in the event log without creating a site settings object?  Why should I create a site settings object if I don't want the two servers to replicate?

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by:John Gates
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Well you need to set an east coast and west coast server as a preferred bridgehead server....  But first we need to analyze your ad structure...
Go to www.netiq.com and download their active directory checking tool....  also from one of the dc's a dcdiag and netdiag will help us solve your problem also.



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by:mb2010
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ADCheck from netiq.com:

Verifying replication topology of entire network...
Detected no timeout errors...
Detected no configuration errors...
Detected no system errors...
Network replication appears to be functioning correctly!

Analyzing direct replication partners...
DSRENTSD
     Last successful replication: Monday, October 27, 2003 1:45:35 AM
     Last replication attempt: Monday, October 27, 2003 1:45:35 AM
     Number of recent failures: 0
     Status of last attempt: The operation completed successfully.
     Transport: Intra-site RPC
DSRFL-FS1
     Last successful replication: Monday, October 27, 2003 4:45:45 AM
     Last replication attempt: Monday, October 27, 2003 4:45:45 AM
     Number of recent failures: 0
     Status of last attempt: The operation completed successfully.
     Transport: Intra-site RPC
DSRAH-NT
     Last successful replication: Monday, October 27, 2003 9:30:35 AM
     Last replication attempt: Monday, October 27, 2003 9:30:35 AM
     Number of recent failures: 0
     Status of last attempt: The operation completed successfully.
     Transport: Intra-site RPC
DSRENTKH
     Last successful replication: Monday, October 27, 2003 9:30:35 AM
     Last replication attempt: Monday, October 27, 2003 9:30:35 AM
     Number of recent failures: 0
     Status of last attempt: The operation completed successfully.
     Transport: Intra-site RPC
DSRENTOH
     Last successful replication: Monday, October 27, 2003 9:30:35 AM
     Last replication attempt: Monday, October 27, 2003 9:30:35 AM
     Number of recent failures: 0
     Status of last attempt: The operation completed successfully.
     Transport: Intra-site RPC
DSRENTDV
     Last successful replication: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 8:15:23 AM
     Last replication attempt: Monday, October 27, 2003 9:30:36 AM
     Number of recent failures: 970
     Status of last attempt: The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure. (For diagnostic purposes, the error number is= 8524 )

     Transport: Intra-site RPC


DCDIAG FROM DSRENTAH:


C:\>dcdiag

Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: anaheim\DSRENTAH
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: anaheim\DSRENTAH
      Starting test: Replications
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRENTSD to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 01:45.35 (about 7 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRFL-FS1 to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 04:45.45 (about 4 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRENTSD to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: CN=Configuration,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 01:45.34 (about 7 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRFL-FS1 to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: CN=Configuration,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 04:45.43 (about 4 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRENTSD to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 01:45.32 (about 7 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRFL-FS1 to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 04:45.33 (about 4 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRENTSD to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: DC=ew,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 01:45.37 (about 7 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRFL-FS1 to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: DC=ew,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 04:45.48 (about 4 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRENTSD to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: DC=eBusiness,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 01:45.36 (about 7 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRFL-FS1 to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: DC=eBusiness,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 04:45.47 (about 4 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRENTSD to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: DC=CNI,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 01:45.36 (about 7 hours ago)
.
         [Replications Check,DSRENTAH] No replication recently attempted:
            From DSRFL-FS1 to DSRENTAH
            Naming Context: DC=CNI,DC=dsrgbl,DC=com
            The last attempt occurred at 2003-10-27 04:45.47 (about 4 hours ago)
.
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         There are errors after the SYSVOL has been shared.
         The SYSVOL can prevent the AD from starting.
         ......................... DSRENTAH passed test frssysvol
      Starting test: kccevent
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC000060E
            Time Generated: 10/27/2003   09:22:02
            Event String: The site
         ......................... DSRENTAH failed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000C8A
            Time Generated: 10/27/2003   08:50:54
            Event String: Failed to authenticate with \\ORLANDO-BDC, a
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x40011006
            Time Generated: 10/27/2003   08:58:23
            Event String: The connection was aborted by the remote WINS.
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000165B
            Time Generated: 10/27/2003   09:00:11
            Event String: The session setup from the computer DSR1001372
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x40011006
            Time Generated: 10/27/2003   09:28:22
            Event String: The connection was aborted by the remote WINS.
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 10/27/2003   09:35:27
            Event String: Driver Acrobat PDFWriter required for printer
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000452
            Time Generated: 10/27/2003   09:35:27
            Event String: The printer could not be installed.
         ......................... DSRENTAH failed test systemlog

   Running enterprise tests on : dsrgbl.com
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... dsrgbl.com passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ......................... dsrgbl.com passed test FsmoCheck


NETDIAG FROM DSRENTAH:


C:\>netdiag

........................................

    Computer Name: DSRENTAH
    DNS Host Name: dsrentah.dsrgbl.com
    System info : Windows 2000 Server (Build 2195)
    Processor : x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6, GenuineIntel
    List of installed hotfixes :
        KB822831
        KB823559
        KB823980
        Q147222
        Q295688


Netcard queries test . . . . . . . : Passed



Per interface results:

    Adapter : Local Area Connection

        Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

        Host Name. . . . . . . . . : dsrentah
        IP Address . . . . . . . . : 10.12.3.1
        Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
        Default Gateway. . . . . . : 10.12.1.2
        Primary WINS Server. . . . : 10.16.3.3
        Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 10.12.3.1
                                     10.10.3.1

        IpConfig results . . . . . : Failed
            Pinging the Primary WINS server 10.16.3.3 - not reachable

        AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

        Default gateway test . . . : Passed

        NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed

        WINS service test. . . . . : Failed
            The test failed.  We were unable to query the WINS servers.


Global results:


Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed


NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently configured:
        NetBT_Tcpip_{9CD45A48-94C1-4133-8D09-CDD9A25847F2}
    1 NetBt transport currently configured.


Autonet address test . . . . . . . : Passed


IP loopback ping test. . . . . . . : Passed


Default gateway test . . . . . . . : Passed


NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed


Winsock test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    PASS - All the DNS entries for DC are registered on DNS server '10.12.3.1' a
nd other DCs also have some of the names registered.
    PASS - All the DNS entries for DC are registered on DNS server '10.10.3.1' a
nd other DCs also have some of the names registered.


Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir
        NetBT_Tcpip_{9CD45A48-94C1-4133-8D09-CDD9A25847F2}
    The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser
        NetBT_Tcpip_{9CD45A48-94C1-4133-8D09-CDD9A25847F2}
    The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.


DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Passed


DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Passed
    Secure channel for domain 'DSRGBL' is to '\\dsrfl-fs1.dsrgbl.com'.


Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


WAN configuration test . . . . . . : Skipped
    No active remote access connections.


Modem diagnostics test . . . . . . : Passed

IP Security test . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    IPSec policy service is active, but test failed to get current policy inform
ation.


The command completed successfully

C:\>


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by:John Gates
ID: 9629036
Well it looks like you have some DNS issues.  How do you have your DNS set up?  How many servers are running it?  Did you active directory intergrate it?
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by:mb2010
ID: 9629280
There are eleven domain controllers, all running DNS.  I was not the person who set it up to begin with, so I'm not sure how it was done.
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by:John Gates
ID: 9629671
Where is this machine:
DSRENTDV
     Last successful replication: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 8:15:23 AM
     Last replication attempt: Monday, October 27, 2003 9:30:36 AM
     Number of recent failures: 970
     Status of last attempt: The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure. (For diagnostic purposes, the error number is= 8524 )

     Transport: Intra-site RPC

Physically? And IP?
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by:mb2010
ID: 9629775
That machine is in our Dahlgren, Virgina office.  The IP is 10.21.3.1
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by:John Gates
ID: 9629802
Ok does that server list itself as a DNS server in it's TCP/IP settings?

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by:mb2010
ID: 9629880
Yes, as an alternate DNS server.  
The preferred DNS server is 10.10.3.1 (DSRENTFL)
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by:John Gates
ID: 9630262
What does your active directory sites and services look like in respect to your connections in there?  

Make that dns server point to itself and run the test again after 15 mins.

Post the results here again.

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by:mb2010
ID: 9630584
On DSRENTDV, under it's NTDS settings:
Name: automatically generated
From Server: DSRFL-FS1
From Site: fairlakes
Type: Connection

The TCP/IP DNS settings for DSRENTDV now point to DSRENTDV only.

Same symptoms.  The AD Check form NetIQ still shows:

DSRENTDV
     Last successful replication: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 8:15:23 AM
     Last replication attempt: Monday, October 27, 2003 3:30:35 PM
     Number of recent failures: 1018
     Status of last attempt: The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure. (For diagnostic purposes, the error number is= 8524 )

The host and reverse lookup pointer configurations in DNS on DSRENTDV seem to be set up correctly for DSRFL-FS1.
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by:John Gates
ID: 9630757
Does the DNS server show dynamic records?

Is this server on a different subnet?
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by:mb2010
ID: 9630791
Yes, DSRENTDV and DSRFL-FS1 are both on different subnets.
DSRENT-FL is on 10.10.*.* and DSRENTDV is on 10.21.*.*

Yes the, DSRENTDV server is showing the dynamic records for the workstations.
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by:John Gates
ID: 9630837
How many site links do you have in active directory sites and services??  (Do the best you can) and diagram out the servers and the NTDS settings for each.
Or to make things easier you could send a screen print to my email address <Profile>

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Active Directory Sites and Services [dsrentah.dsrgbl.com]

Sites
      AIEWS
            Servers
                  DSRENTAW
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: automatically generated
                              From Server: FRANCE
                              From Site: AIEWS
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTAH
                              From Server: DSRENTAH
                              From Site: anaheim
                              Type: Connection)
                  FRANCE
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRENTAW
                              From Site: AIEWS
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTFL
                              From Server: DSRENTFL
                              From Site: fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRFL-FS1
                              Type: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
      Anaheim
            Servers
                  DSRAH-NT
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRENTAH
                              From Site: Anaheim
                              Type: Connection)
                  DSRENTAH
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRENTSD
                              From Site: sandiego
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRAH-NT
                              From Server: DSRAH-NT
                              From Site: Anaheim
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTKH
                              From Site: Kauai
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTOH
                              From Server: DSRENTOH
                              From Site: oahu
                              Type: Connection)
      Ballston
            Servers
                  DSRENTB
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: DSRENTAH
                              From Server: DSRENTAH
                              From Site: Anaheim
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTFL
                              From Server: DSRENTAH
                              From Site: Anaheim
                              Type: Connection)
      Conf
            Servers
                  Rookie
                        NTDS Settings
                              (NO SETTINGS)
      Dahlgren
            Servers
                  DSRENTDV
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
      Fairlakes
            Servers      
                  ACCT_SRVR
                              (NO SETTINGS)
                  CNI-SERVER
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRBUSINESS
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                  DSRBUSINESS
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: CNI-SERVER
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRENTFL
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Server: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                  DSRENTFL
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRBUSINESS
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: FRANCE
                              From Server: FRANCE
                              From Site: AIEWS
                              Type: Connection)
                  DSRFL-FS1
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: CNI-SERVER
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRENTDV
                              From Site: Dahlgren
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRENTFL
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRENTAW
                              From Site: AIEWS
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRBUSINESS
                              From Server: DSRBUSINESS
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTAH
                              From Server: DSRENTAH
                              From Site: Anaheim
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTB
                              From Server: DSRENTB
                              From Site: Ballston
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTNY
                              From Server: DSRENTNY
                              From Site: navyyard
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTVB
                              From Server: DSRENTVB
                              From Site: virginiabeach
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTWP
                              From Server: DSRENTWP
                              From Site: Winterpark
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: France
                              From Server: FRANCE
                              From Site: AIEWS
                              Type: Connection)
      
                  MSCONFERENCING
                        (NO NTDS SETTINGS)
      Inter-Site Transports
            IP
                  (Name: AIEWS-anaheim
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval 180
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Anaheim)
                  (Name: AIEWS-fairlakes
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 50
                  Replication Interval: 30
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: AIEWS, fairlakes)
                  (Name: Anaheim-fairlakes
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 25
                  Replication Interval: 360
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Anaheim, Fairlakes)
                  (Name: ballston-anaheim
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Anaheim, Ballston)
                  (Name: ballston-fairlakes
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Ballston, Fairlakes)
                  (Name: DEFAULTIPSITELINK
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
Sites in this link: Anaheim, Ballston, Conf, Fairlakes, Kauai, NavyYard, Oahu, SanDiego, VirginiaBeach, WinterPark)
                  (Name: Dv - ENTFL
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 180
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Dahlgren, Fairlakes)
                  (Name: Kauai-Anaheim
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 50
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Anaheim, Kauai)
                  (Name: Kauai-Fairlakes
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 50
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Fairlakes, Kauai)
                  (Name: Navyyard-anaheim
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Anaheim, Navyyard)
                  (Name: Navyyard-Fairlakes
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 50
                  Replication Interval: 360
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Fairlakes, Navyyard)
                  (Name: Oahu-anaheim
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 50
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Anaheim, Oahu)
                  (Name: Oahu-Fairlakes
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Fairlakes, Oahu)
                  (Name: SanDiego-Anaheim
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Anaheim, SanDiego)
                  (Name: SanDiego-Fairlakes
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Fairlakes, SanDiego)
                  (Name: VirginaBeach-Anaheim
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Anaheim, VirginaBeach)
                  (Name: VirginaBeach-FairLakes
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 50
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Fairlakes, VirginaBeach)
                  (Name: Winterpark-Anaheim
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 100
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Anaheim, Winterpark)
                  (Name: Winterpark-Fairlakes
                  Type: Site Link
                  Cost: 50
                  Replication Interval: 480
                  Properties
                        Sites in this link: Fairlakes, Winterpark)
            SMTP
                  (There are no items to show in this view)
      Kauai
            Servers
                  DSRENTKH
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: DSRENTAH
                              From Server: DSRENTAH
                              From Site: Anaheim
                              Type: Connection)
      Navyyard
            Servers
                  DSRENTNY
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
      Oahu
            Servers      
                  DSRENTOH
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: DSRENTAH
                              From Server: DSRENTAH
                              From Site: Anaheim
                              Type: Connection)
      SanDiego
            Servers
                  DSRENTSD
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRENTAH
                              From Site: Anaheim
                              Type: Connection
      Subnets
            1.1.11/32
            10.10.0.0/17
            10.10.128.0/18
            10.10.129.0/26
            10.11.0.0/16
            10.12.0.0/16
            10.17.0.0/16
            10.18.0.0/16
            10.19.0.0/16
            10.20.0.0/16
            10.21.0.0/16
            10.22.0.0/16
            10.23.0.0/16
            10.24.0.0/16
            10.9.0.0/16
      Virginabeach
            Servers
                  DSRENTVB
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: Automatically generated
                              From Server: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
                              (Name: DSRENTAH
                              From Server: DSRENTAH
                              From Site: Anaheim
                              Type: Connection)
      Winterpark
            Servers
                  DSRENTWP
                        NTDS Settings
                              (Name: Automatically Generated
                              From Server: DSRFL-FS1
                              From Site: Fairlakes
                              Type: Connection)
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1000 points for the person who helps me straighten this out.  Thanks.
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Some of what we were doing did not follow Microsoft's best practice recommendations.  The following changes were made:
 
Under TCP/IP settings, all DCs now point to themselves for preferred DNS and to the root DC for alternate DNS.  On the root DC, DSRFL-FS1, the preferred DNS setting is itself and there is no alternate DNS setting.  However, under the DNS server properties for DSRFL-FS1 a forwarder was enabled that points to our provider's DNS server, 65.172.177.77.
 
Our Global Catalog server is still DSRFL-FS1, however the Infrastructure Operations Master is now DSRENTFL.  Before the change was made, DSRFL-FS1 was doing both.  This can cause performance problems with the root DC set to both.  The change was made under Active Directory Users and Computers: right click at the top of structure and click on operations masters.
 
Wins replication partners have been set correctly to resolve the WINS replication issues.
 
Removed anything that was not auto generated from AD Sites and Services \ Site \ Server \ NTDS Settings.  If you place manual entries in here it can cause excessive traffic and replication issues.  This morning I noticed that the manual entries have returned.  If you want to see AD site replication links, look under Active Directory Sites and Services \ Inter-Site Transports \ IP.
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