Create a Site
Updated: May 3, 2010
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
You can use the Active Directory Sites and Services snap-in to create new sites in your environment.
Membership in the Enterprise Admins group in the forest or the Domain Admins group in the forest root domain, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).
To create a site
Open Active Directory Sites and Services. To open Active Directory Sites and Services, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Sites and Services.
In the console tree, right-click Sites, and then click New Site.
In Name, type the name of the new site.
In Link Name, click a site link object, and then click OK.
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Enterprise Admins group in the forest or the Domain Admins group in the forest root domain, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, use Run as administrator to perform this procedure. Log on with your lowest-level user account and use administrative credentials when you manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
We recommend that you use valid Domain Name System (DNS) names when you create new site names. Otherwise, your site will be accessible only where there is a Microsoft DNS server.