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design of a multi site windows 2003 AD anybody got good pointers, things to look out for, good practice and the like?

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georgemildred,

Sites and services are usually what kills people with multi site AD
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/directory/activedirectory/stepbystep/adsrv.mspx

i like ot have where possible
2x DC's per site
2x DNS per site
1x GC per site

Make use of tools such as dcdiag and replmon to troubleshoot replication

Any firewall can block replication as well
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=179442

Regards,

James
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The entire 2003 Deployment Guide can also be found online at the MS website, which includes considerations for designing the physical and logical elements of Active Directory: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/251fed44-59a3-4a49-8cde-0de2cb5f9f811033.mspx?mfr=true
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