Please explain: Site Link Bridges, Site link transitivity.
Posted on 2007-09-28
Hello, I have a question about site link bridges. So for example if we have 3 sites, siteA, siteB, siteC.
siteA and siteB have a site link setup.
siteB and siteC have a site link setup.
siteA and siteC DO NOT have a site link setup.
If a server in siteC creates some users for the domain then the domain controllers in siteA will not receive the updates (replication not occurring).
So the solution to this problem is to create a site link bridge for the site link of siteA and siteB and for the site link of siteB and siteC.
So my question is:
1. What i don't get though is that i have heard that site links MUST be created manually. If so then how can siteC and siteA replicate when there is NO site link created.
2. Also, if site links are transitive (again i thought i had to create site links manually) why would i even have to create a site bridge anyway?
I may know the answer to question two and that is in this scenario the bridge all site links is probably disabled. But please elaborate :)
I have also heard that site link bridges are ways to reroute traffic and i can understand that but how can siteC and siteA replicated if there is no actual site link setup with bridgehead servers etc.. Thank you very much for reading and this is my first post on this site, wohoo :).