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DHCP options for different DC sites

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  • This might be a little hard for me to explain, but ill see what I can do. I have two DC's at our main site, then we have 1 DC at each of the two off sites. I want to ensure that everyone at each site is connecting to the local DC. What is the best way to ensure this. I just need to know what settings I need to configure and how. Thanks!
    Friday, July 05, 2013 1:51 PM

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  • Hello, Make sure you create a new site in Active Directory sites and services, and include the subnets for each site, then move the servers into their respective sites. Also make sure that the DC's are global catalog servers for each site. Once this is setup, users should authenticate to the DC local to their site, Here is a quick reference to AD sites and services. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730868.aspx Hope this helps N

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    • Proposed as answer by Ace Fekay [MCT]MVP Monday, July 08, 2013 3:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by bohlingj Monday, July 08, 2013 11:57 AM
    Saturday, July 06, 2013 12:41 AM

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  • Hello, Make sure you create a new site in Active Directory sites and services, and include the subnets for each site, then move the servers into their respective sites. Also make sure that the DC's are global catalog servers for each site. Once this is setup, users should authenticate to the DC local to their site, Here is a quick reference to AD sites and services. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730868.aspx Hope this helps N

    N http://nikoscloud.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Ace Fekay [MCT]MVP Monday, July 08, 2013 3:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by bohlingj Monday, July 08, 2013 11:57 AM
    Saturday, July 06, 2013 12:41 AM
  • Hello

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    Saturday, July 06, 2013 3:23 PM
  • The whole idea with Sites and Services is it controls two things:

    1. Localizes logon and authentication traffic (when users logon, their workstation chooses a DC in its own AD Site).
    2. Controls replication traffic (compresses it to 15% of the total traffic and you can schedule it) between DCs in different sites.

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    As suggested, AD sites answers part of your question. Mahdi Tehrani posted my blog on how Sites and the DC Locator process works, but to answer your question on settings (assuming you mean how to set it up), try the following links:

    Managing sites in Active Directory involves adding new subnet, site, and site link objects when the network grows, as well as configuring a schedule and cost for site links. You can modify the site link schedule, cost, or both, to optimize intersite replication. When conditions no longer require replication to a site, you can remove the site and associated objects from Active Directory. Jan 6, 2003 ... Lot's of good info on the KCC, Bridgheads, TCP/IP settings, ISTG, etc. Most of it applies to Windows 2008 & 2008 R2, too.
    Managing AD Sites
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727051.aspx

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    Video How-To: Create Active Directory Site To Control The Replication Traffic
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02BIfL_gqvE&feature=related

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    Monday, July 08, 2013 3:33 AM
  • As far as the titles about DHCP options, you would create a DHCP server at the site, and configure the DNS Option 006 to be the local DNS at that site.

    I would also suggest to use WINS if your users aer used to using Network Neighborhood, and if you have applications that still support NetBIOS.

    WINS - What Is It, How To Install It, WINS Replication Partner Design Guidelines, How to Configure DHCP Scopes For WINS Client Distribution, and more:
    Published by acefekay on Oct 27, 2010 at 6:18 PM
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2010/10/27/wins-what-is-it-how-to-install-it-and-how-to-configure-dhcp-scopes-for-wins-client-distribution.aspx


    Ace Fekay
    MVP, MCT, MCITP/EA, MCTS Windows 2008/R2 & Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 EA, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
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    Monday, July 08, 2013 3:35 AM