Directory Replication Between Sites on the Same Network
You can share directory information between two Microsoft Exchange Server sites that are on the same local area network (LAN). Before doing so, make sure that:
- A messaging connection exists between the two sites so that replication messages can be exchanged. A site connector is typically used to connect two sites on the same LAN.
- You know the name of the server in the remote site that will be in charge of processing and responding to requests for updated directory information (the bridgehead server).
- You have Administrator permissions for the sites where you are establishing the directory replication relationship.
Setting Up Directory Replication Between Sites on the Same LAN
To set up directory replication between sites on the same LAN, you must:
- Create a directory replication connector in each site. Because the sites are on the same LAN, you can create and configure both directory replication connectors at the same time.
- Specify the bridgehead server in each site that will be responsible for processing and responding to requests for updated directory information.
- Establish a schedule to determine when requests for updated directory information are issued.
- Specify the remote site where replication will take place.
Note Configuring both sites concurrently saves time, reduces the chance of configuration errors, and is recommended when both sites are located on the same LAN.
- In the Administrator window, choose Directory Replication.
- From the File menu, choose New Other, and then choose Directory Replication Connector.
- In the Server in remote site box, type the name of the server in the remote site.
- Select Yes, the remote site is available on this network.
- Select Configure both sites to create and configure a directory replication connector in the remote site automatically.
- Choose OK to display the Directory Replication Connector property pages where you will complete the configuration process and create the directory replication connector.