What are AD Sites in DCs ?
- Active Directory Sites are typically geographically separated zones within your AD forest.
- Sites are configured for the forest – meaning all domains in the forest have the same site configuration.
- Why are sites important?
- Simply put, how DCs replicate within a site and between the sites are different.
- Replication between DCs in the same site is called “Intra-site replication”
- Replication between sites is called “Inter-site replication”
- AD Queries such as Authentication requests are kept local.
- We will talk about the differences between replication methods, how it works, what exactly is replicated and considerations for creating sites.