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Setting Site Link Properties

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Intersite replication occurs according to the properties of the connection objects. When the KCC creates connection objects, it derives the replication schedule from properties of the site link objects. Each site link object represents the WAN connection between two or more sites.

Setting site link object properties includes the following steps:

  • Determining the cost that is associated with that replication path. The KCC uses cost to determine the least expensive route for replication between two sites that replicate the same directory partition.

  • Determining the schedule that defines the times during which intersite replication can occur.

  • Determining the replication interval that defines how frequently replication should occur during the times when replication is allowed as defined in the schedule.

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