Generator and Bridgehead Servers

While the KCC is responsible for intra-site connection objects, all inter-site connection objects are established by the Inter Site Topology Generator ISTG .The first DC in each site regardless of domain membership will assume the role of the ISTG.This role cannot be viewed or changed using standard Microsoft tools, and precisely one ISTG role per site exists for sites that house one or more DCs. The ISTG is responsible for assessing the replication needs of the site in which it resides in...

Active Directory Integrated versus Primary Zones

At the beginning of the chapter, several zone types were identified and described. Two principal zone types in Windows Server 2003 are primary and Active Directory-integrated. There are good reasons for using both types of zones. However, one type will be more appropriate than the other depending on how your DNS needs to function once the design has been implemented. This section will describe each zone type and where it would be most appropriately used. Primary and secondary zones are standard...