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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Site—Tasks

Synopsis

Sites, site links, and subnets are created and modified using the Active Directory Sites and Services console, which the following procedures assume is opened. Make sure you are logged on as a member of the Enterprise Admins group.

Create a New Site

Right-click on Sites container New Site specify a name for the site select a site link to associate with this site

Once you create a new site, you should add subnets for it to the Subnet container (see Create a New Subnet later in this section). You should then typically promote a member server in the site to the role of domain controller to facilitate user logons and specify the licensing computer for the site to ensure you’re legal.

Note

You can delete any site you create, but you can’t delete the Default-First-Site-Name—you can only rename it as something else. Note that you can, however, delete the DEFAULTSITELINK that was created for the Default-First-Site-Name.

Configure a Site

Expand the Sites container right-click on a site Properties

The main thing to configure here is Location, which makes it easier to find sites in Active Directory when there are many of them. You can also apply Group Policy to the site (see Group Policy earlier in this chapter).

Create a New Site Link

Right-click on Inter-Site Transports container right-click on a transport (IP or SMTP) New Site Link specify a name add sites to the site link

Once you create a new site link, you should configure its settings (see the next task). ...

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