Bridgehead server in the site

Posted on 2010-01-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Dear All,

I have 60 sites, I need to know the Bridgehead of each site, and how I can do this?

Question by:Arabsoft-ACS
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    Accepted Solution

    you can use repadmin /bridgeheads
    From the link
    Repadmin bridgeheads
    Lists the bridgehead servers for a specified site.
    repadmin /bridgeheads [DC_LIST] [/verbose] Parameters DC_LIST Specifies the host name of a domain controller, or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

    /verbose Lists detailed information.
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    Expert Comment

    I'd use the Microsoft Network Topology Diagrammer to determine this.
    It requires Visio 2007 and an account with at least domain admin access (enterprise admin recommended for multiple domains), but it works and will map out the entire AD structure.

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    Expert Comment

    Very simple.... If you go to dssite.msc you will find the SERVERS & its NTDS Settings.
    -- Under every NDTS setting on the right hand side you will find the KCC link between the servers.

    Now observe:
    -- You will find the servers having a KCC link between the servers in a single site.
    -- You will find only one server from this site is having a KCC link to a single server from the other SERVER in a different site. That means the SERVER which is having a connection to a SERVER in the other site is a Bridgehead server for this site.
    -- Further if you wanna know more how manually to identify or assign go the properties of the SERVER you will find a general tab -- over there there is a option you will see "This is a preferred bridgehead server for the following transport". This determines that server which is listed under this option a Bridgehead server for this site using the available transport.

    Hope your query is met. Please update for further queries.
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    Expert Comment

    You can also check the Bridgehead Servers from replmon tool.

    Show Bridgehead Servers       Displays a list of Bridgehead servers for the selected server's site or enterprise. To close this dialog box, click OK.

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