Create a connection
Updated: August 22, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2
Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DFS Management.
In the console tree, under the Replication node, right-click the replication group that you want to create a new connection in, and then click New Connection.
Select the sending and receiving members, and select the schedule to use for the connection.
To create a second connection for two-way replication between the sending and receiving members, select Create a second connection in the opposite direction.
Replication does not begin immediately on the new connection. The new connection settings must be replicated to all domain controllers, and the sending and receiving members must poll their closest domain controller to obtain these settings. The amount of time this takes depends on Active Directory replication latency and the long polling interval (60 minutes) on each member.
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the ability to manage an existing replication group. If you are the creator of the replication group, you can also perform this procedure.