AD question.

If a site is readdressed, does the information get auto-updated in sites & services? (site/subnet info)??
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Netman66Commented:
No.

You'll have to delete and recreate the affected subnet.

You'll also need to clean out DNS of all the retired IP addresses and have the servers re-register.

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sirbountyAuthor Commented:
What are the implications if that's not done...at least not right away?
Netman66Commented:
Oh man!  Howdy Neil.  I didn't even look at who posted this - sorry man!

Well...authentication in that site will be incorrectly routed, replication will fail, and FRS (DFS-wise) will stop directing clients to the proper server (if you use it there).

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sirbountyAuthor Commented:
Good evening sir...good to have someone so experienced helping me here.
In this site, the server is only a FnP - the user's should authenticate off-site.  We're not using DFS (yet).  So by replication, you mean policies, correct?  And if there are no new policies, would this be a big deal?
Trying to determine if someone needs to be pulled in to clean this up (my area doesn't do the AD management)
Netman66Commented:
If there is no DC present onsite, then changing the subnet in AD S&S isn't as critical.  It does, however, assist clients in finding domain services much easier if the subnet jives with the site it's married to.

In your case, I think you'll have some time to fix this.

sirbountyAuthor Commented:
Thanx m8...glad you were on this evening... :^)
Netman66Commented:
For you, anytime is good!

Glad to help.

sirbountyAuthor Commented:
Whereabouts were you located?  I'm in EST...
Netman66Commented:
AST - New Brunswick.
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