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Do I remove IP or IP and SMTP in my bridgehead under Sites and Services. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have three Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controllers.  We had Microsoft assessed our environment and recommended to us to remove Bridgehead.  As per their comment:

    "Bridgehead servers are domain controllers that have replication partners in other sites. The selection of bridgeheads is automatic by default. Manually defining preferred bridgeheads is generally not required, because it incurs additional administrative overhead, can reduce the inherent redundancy of Active Directory, and can easily result in replication failures due to invalid configurations. Designating a single bridgehead for a domain in a site that contains a single domain controller of that domain is redundant as that domain controller would have been the bridgehead anyway. It can also lead to future problems should additional domain controllers be deployed to the site and only one of them configured as a preferred bridgehead server."

    My question is, do I only remove IP or both IP and SMTP? See pic. Thanks!

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:39 AM

Answers

  • Hi Alvin,

    Thanks for the update.  I was able to get a hold from someone in Microsoft.  She told me to remove both.  But whatever you can get that would be great.   My understanding is that this is not necessary so I think it is safe to remove both.

    Thanks so much for your time on this.


    Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:02 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    This is a quick note to let you know that I am currently performing research on this issue and will get back to you as soon as possible. I appreciate your patience.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang



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    Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:00 AM
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  • Hi Alvin,

    Thanks for the update.  I was able to get a hold from someone in Microsoft.  She told me to remove both.  But whatever you can get that would be great.   My understanding is that this is not necessary so I think it is safe to remove both.

    Thanks so much for your time on this.


    Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:02 AM
  • Hi,
    Great update and your quick response, if you have any questions later, you are welcomed to post them in the forum, we will do our best.
    In addition, if you think the problem is solved, could you please help to mark the reply as answer? It will be greatly helpful to others who have the same question.
    Appreciate for your feedback.
    Best regards,
    Wendy

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    Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:11 AM
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  • So my understanding is that you don't need to specify a protocol for bridgehead?


    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 6:28 PM