AD sites & Services - new Server

deibel
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Hi Experts,

just to clary:

In AD sites & services:
Do I have to add EVERY server to a site, even if they are no DC?
We have a few new servers at one site. None of them is DC.
Under AD->Sites-> "sitename" -> Servers there are only the DCs listed at the moment.
Should i add the rest?

thakns in advance
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:-)
just to clarify
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
NO, only DCs are managed under Sites and Services to server directory services :)

Regards,
Krzysztof
NO, only DCs are managed under Sites and Services to server directory services
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Commented:
no need to add all the servers to "Site and Services", they are already in the "Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC)" as they are member of the domain.

The "Site and Services" is used for the repplication of the Active Directory (create the topology of your network to optimize the replication)

Pierre
Senior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012
Commented:
Each DC has to be assigned to only one site. If you have more DCs in your locations assign them to proper sites and set up correct subnets.

When your PC tries to locate DC from its subnet and it is assigned to wrong one, then it will send WAN query to other DC (even if it is physically in its site).

Proper subnet and site assignment prevent from WAN queries. PC knows that DC is in its location and query it locally :)

I hope it's clear ;)

Regards,
Krzysztof

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Commented:
ok, thats clear.

please allow another question:

if i have a site with no own DC, do i have to create smth. in AD? site and subnet?
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012
Commented:
only subnet and assign it to site where you have the best WAN link connection :)

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Commented:
ok, thanks
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
You're welcome :)

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