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Lesson 9

Creating Active Directory Site Conclusion

In this module, you have acquired the skills needed to implement Active Directory into your network or the one you are administering. More specifically, you learned how to complete the following tasks:
  1. Create sites
  2. Create subnets
  3. Move server objects between sites
  4. Create site links
  5. Create connection objects to override the default replication topology
  6. Create a global server catalog

New terms

Here is a list of terms that may have been new to you in this module:
  1. Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC): A built-in service that runs on all domain controllers and automatically establishesconnections between individual machines in the same site.
  2. Wide area network (WAN): A network that spans a large geographic area; a WAN generally consists of two or more LANs (local area networks) linked together via phone lines, satellite or other WAN link.
  3. Connection object: An object that represents a one-way replication path between two server objects and points to the replication source.
  4. Global server: Same as a global catalog server. A global server is a domain controller that contains a partial copy of every domain in Active Directory. To do this, the global server holds a replica of every object in Active Directory. Active Directory replication builds the global server automatically.
  5. Global Server Catalog: A Windows 2000 computer that holds a copy of the global catalog for the forest.

In the next module, you willl learn how to create and manage Active Directory objects.

Active Directory Characteristics - Quiz

Before going on, take this quiz to tie all the skills and concepts that you learned in this module together.
Active Directory Characteristics - Quiz