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    I have multiple servers outside of my corporate location. Each location is connected via a hub and spoke VPN using a SonicWALL, basically looks like this:

    Location A: 192.168.1.1 - 255
    Location B: 192.168.2.1 - 255
    Location C: 192.168.3.1 - 255

    We're setting up a new IP phone system that's going to user our AD structure and Sites and Services as a backbone (I'm guessing because another company is setting it up). Currently our S&S are kind of goofy. I have 3 or 4 servers for other locations listed in my Corporate site.

    My question is this: can I just simply move those servers to their appropriate sites within S&S without breaking anything? I've already created their respective sites since they weren't created before.

    Thanks!
    I'd rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook...

    Thanks,
    Todd

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    Re: AD Sites and Services

    ADSS is only for domain controller location and applying Site level GPOs
    You cannot move non-DCs to a site, they will pick it up automatically from their subnet provided there is at least one DC per site
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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    • #3
      Re: AD Sites and Services

      I'm sorry, I meant several DC's, not servers. My mistake.

      Each of my external locations has a DC, well most of them do at this point. I feel certain that I can just move the existing DC's to the respective sites... For example:

      Location A contains DC's for Location A, Location D and Location F.

      I created a new site for Locations D and F. I should be able to just move the existing DC's into their respective sites... At least in theory I should...
      I'd rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook...

      Thanks,
      Todd

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      • #4
        Re: AD Sites and Services

        Okay, I went ahead and moved them... Nothing should break because it's just a lateral move.

        I'll hear about it tomorrow if anything goes haywire. Next up will be making sure I can clean out the links and get them all organized! Fun times!

        Thanks for the reply!
        I'd rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook...

        Thanks,
        Todd

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        • #5
          Re: AD Sites and Services

          It should all work fine
          Tom Jones
          MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
          IT Trainer / Consultant
          Ossian Ltd
          Scotland

          ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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          • #6
            Re: AD Sites and Services

            Make sure you have configured the subnets in ADSS or you will gain nothing from setting up sites.
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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            • #7
              Re: AD Sites and Services

              I've got all my subnets setup correctly... Now the fun part is trying to clean up the site to site connections, but I may let the guy who is setting up the phone system do that (he's the admin of our Houston office) if it needs being done at all. From what I can tell, the connections really don't matter as long as the DC's and the subnets are correct.
              I'd rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook...

              Thanks,
              Todd

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              • #8
                Re: AD Sites and Services

                My main concern with this was screwing up some of the links in S&S. Luckily, that didn't happen.

                What I ended up doing was making sure that all of my DC's in my remote locations were in S&S. Once that was done, I went through and linked my Corporate site to everyone and deleted all the other site links.

                I then went through to each DC and made a connection to my DC's here at corporate HQ.

                Had a couple of hiccups (Like Dynamics farted out on us for about 5 minutes for no reason), but other than that it was a seamless transition during the middle of working hours (which was a concern).
                I'd rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook...

                Thanks,
                Todd

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