How to stop ds replication between remote sites

Posted on 2009-04-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have 3 sites, one primary and 2 remotes. I want the remotes to sync with the primary, but not each other. When I set the replication partners in AD SitesnServces, the servers re-create the connections i dont want. This is causing repeated events in directory services under event ID's 1311, 1865 and 1566 as it tries to replicate to servers that are not dirctly accessable. Ideas?
Question by:MYSCanada
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    You don't need to modify the Connection objects between DCs, which you will find in the 'NTDS settings' container of any DC in AD Sites and Services. These are created and managed by the Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC).

    For creating a hub-and-spoke design your primary concern is to ensure you have created site objects and associated them with their appropriate subnets and DCs. You then need to create site link objects to link each site to the hub site.

    In AD Sites & Services, you can find this in the 'Inter-Site Transports' section. You should be creating IP links; SMTP links should only be used in exceptional circumstances. You will need 2 site links; one for Hub to Remote Site A, and another for Hub to Remote Site B. For each site link, give it a suitable name and then associate 2 of the 3 sites for which that link will replicate between. For the Remote Site A link, this would be the Hub Site and Remote Site A. Having created the site link, you can control scheduling to increase/reduce replication intervals as required.

    Given time, the KCC will re-evaluate the site links and update its internal topology accordingly.


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    IT was in the Sitelink. The Server from Site A was also in the link for Site B. Removed and solved. Thanks.

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