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AD Sites and Services Inter-Site Transport Setup

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HQ
---
HQ-DC1
      <automatically generated> HQ-DC2
      <automatically generated> SITE1
      <automatically generated> SITE2
HQ-DC2
      <automatically generated> HQ-DC1
      <automatically generated> SITE3
      <automatically generated> SITE4

SITE1
---
SITE1-DC1
      <automatically generated> HQ-DC1

SITE2
---
SITE2-DC1
      <automatically generated> HQ-DC1

SITE3
---
SITE3-DC1
      <automatically generated> HQ-DC2

SITE4
---
SITE4-DC1
      <automatically generated> HQ-DC2

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SITE LINKS
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SITE1 -> HQ
SITE2 -> HQ
SITE3 -> HQ
SITE4 -> HQ

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HQ
---
HQ-DC1
HQ-DC2

SITE1
---
SITE1-DC1

SITE2
---
SITE2-DC1

SITE3
---
SITE3-DC1

SITE4
---
SITE4-DC1



Now, KCC automatically created the links between sites but each site only replicates to one DC instead of both. Is this better design than having each site replicate to both DC at the HQ site?
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As long as your repadmin /showreps or /replsummary are coming up clean you are fine.  The KCC does a good job with a small number of sites like this.  If you start getting into hundreds of sites then that is a place where the manual setup can be better.

It runs every 15 minutes so if a DC went down it would change/update the links.

Thanks

Mike
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well, i didn't want to list all the sites, but its about 60 sites. Does your answer still stay the same?
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Yes even for 60 I'd still let the KCC create the topology (unless you are seeing replication issues)
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Thanks for you help!
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