Listing IP Subnets Within Each Location
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
After you document the communication links and the available bandwidth between each location, record the IP subnets within each location. If you do not already know the subnet mask and IP address within each location, consult your networking group.
Active Directory associates a workstation with a site by comparing the workstation’s IP address with the subnets that are associated with each site. As you add domain controllers to a domain, Active Directory also examines their IP addresses and places them in the most appropriate site.
For a worksheet to assist you in listing the IP subnets within each location, see "Locations and Subnets" (DSSTOPO_2.doc) on the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit companion CD (or see "Locations and Subnets" on the Web at http://www.microsoft.com/reskit).
Figure 3.7 shows an example of a completed worksheet listing the IP subnets within each Trey Research location.
Figure 3.7 Example of a Locations and Subnets Worksheet