5.3 Summary

We've now looked at the importance of the site topology in Active Directory and how that relates to your physical network. We've also considered the metadata that governs the replication process, how the system keeps track of changes to objects and properties automatically, how data is replicated among servers including propagation dampening, and how conflicts are reconciled.

Later on, in Chapter 9, we take this knowledge further and show you how Active Directory manages and automatically generates the replication connections that exist both within and between sites. With that knowledge, we can move on to the design principles for sites and links in Active Directory.

    Part II: Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure
    Part III: Scripting Active Directory with ADSI, ADO, and WMI