Monthly Archives: August 2016

Understanding AD Replication Between Sites

Understanding Active Directory Replication Between Sites Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) handles replication between sites, or intersite replication, differently than replication within sites because bandwidth between sites is usually limited. The Active Directory Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) builds the intersite replication topology using a least-cost spanning tree design. Intersite replication is optimized for bandwidth… Read More »

Why Sysvol and Netlogon Share are importance in Active Directory

Importance of Sysvol and Netlogon Share in Active Directory What is sysvol and contents it includes Sysvol is an important component of Active Directory. The Sysvol folder is shared on an NTFS volume on all the domain controllers in a particular domain. Sysvol is used to deliver the policy and logon scripts to domain members.… Read More »

Impact of FSMO Roles Failure in Active Directory

FSMO Roles Failure in Active Directory It is not necessary that users and administrators will see the immediate impact of failure of DC that contains all or particular FSMO role in forest. But impact of failure of DC that contains FSMO role depends on task that you want to perform while particular FSMO role holder… Read More »

What is FSMO Roles in Active Directory

FSMO Roles in Active Directory Active Directory is the central repository in which all objects in an enterprise and their respective attributes are stored. It is a hierarchical, multi-master enabled database, capable of storing millions of objects. Because it is multi-master, changes to the database can be processed at any given domain controller (DC) in… Read More »

Active Directory Replication

Active Directory Replication The initial Windows NT versions were designed as single master network environments. The primary domain controller (PDC) was responsible for managing the domain database’s master copy. The PDC was therefore responsible for replicating any changes to the backup domain controllers (BDCs). In these environments, any changes had to be performed on the… Read More »