AD Sites and Services and annoyance.

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Subject: AD Sites and Services and <Automatically Generated> annoyance.
Posted by:  David Buckley (DavidBuckl…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006

All,

    I work for a company that has a very distributed environment, with
offices all over Australia. Our WAN is basically in a star type topology. I
think that we have about 20 DCs scattered across the countryside. Recently we
have completed a migration project that brought us from several disconnected
AD and NT4 domains to one AD domain. As part of this migration we have also
moved our central office data centre to some managed facilities and during
this process we rebuilt the three core DCs for the organisation. This is all
wonderful and working as we expect it to, but I have noticed some very
strange behaviour in AD Sites and Services that I had not noticed before the
data centre move, well I think that it is weird anyway. If I drill down to
the NTDS Settings for all the sites there is at least one <Automatically
generate> Connection, and all of them are for a semi obscure site that has a
crappy old server at the end of a very thin pipe. I don't want this to
happen. I just want all remote servers to sync with the three core servers

    I have tried deleting these annoying connections, but they just keep
getting regenerated. I have also made sure that all sites have connections to
the three core servers.

    What I need to know is if there is any way that I can control this
behaviour so that all DCs just sync with the three core servers and don't
generate unnecessary and unwanted connections.

    I haven't done any real research yet, I was hoping that someone watching
this newsgroup might be able to point me in the direction of some whitepapers
or something that will tell me what I need to do. Alternatively it would be
even nicer if someone knew how to do what I am on about and just told me how
to do it. :)

    If I have left out any vital bits of info please let me know and I will
endeavour to elucidate. :)

    Thanks in Advance.

    Kind regards,

    David Buckley.
    Infrastructure Team,
    Information Systems Division,
    XYZ Company.

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