Creating an AD Site

Posted on 2011-09-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi guys, hope you are all well.

Guys, we have several subdomains of the root.

Can you create an AD site in the subdomain, or does this need to be done in the root domain?

What is best practice here, and if you create it in the root, when you open up the AD Sites and Services tool on a domain controller in a subdomain, will you see ALL sites, regardless of what domain those sites exist in?

Any help greatly appreciated.
Question by:Simon336697
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by:Mike Kline
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Sites can span domains so you can have a DC from the root and a dc from the subdomain in the same site.

Can you tell us a bit about your physical structure. Sites generally follow the infrastructure (i.e. site for a geographic location)



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Hi Mike, thanks so much for responding so quickly.

Mike, we have the following setup.

root domain
|______ subdomainA
|______ subdomainB
|______ subdomainC
|______ subdomainD

Usually, we have created each site by using the root domain.

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Mike, does all the site information get replicated BETWEEN subdomains, and if so, how and where is it replicated from?
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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Yes site information is part of the configuration partition (also referred to as the configuration naming context)   that info gets replicated to all the domains.

More info on the partitions here



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Thanks so much mike. That explains it brilliantly.

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