Checklist: Configure an Additional Site

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The tasks for configuring a new site include the following:

  • Creating the site

  • Mapping the correct IP addresses to the site by creating a subnet

  • Linking the site to another site or sites by creating a site link and adding the new site to it

Task Reference

(Optional) Review sites and replication concepts.

Understanding Sites, Subnets, and Site Links

Create a new site object to represent the domain controllers in a geographic location.

Create a Site

Identify the range of IP addresses that domain controllers in this site use—and that identify the domain controllers as members of this site—by creating a subnet object and associating it with the new site.

Create a Subnet

Create a site link object that connects the new site with an existing site so that replication can occur between the two sites. You can use the site link object to manage the replication schedule.

Create a Site Link

Change the site link association of the new site from its existing site link to the new site link so that replication will begin with the new site link.

Add a Site to or Remove a Site from a Site Link