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  • Blog Post: Consolidate All AD Empty Sites Into A Single SiteLink Using PowerShell

    Do you have a large Active Directory site topology with many empty sites? If so, this post is for you. Empty sites are AD sites without a domain controller. These sites are used to support AD site-aware applications like SCCM and DFS where clients get local site referrals. Recently I encountered...
  • Blog Post: Freaky neat Active Directory site links with PowerShell

    Author's note: Before you dismiss this article you should know that the top two areas where I find issues for AD health are replication and DNS. If you're short on time skip to the bottom section "But Wait… There's More" and run that report in your environment. Otherwise I think you'll get a lot...
  • Blog Post: Report and Edit AD Site Links From PowerShell (Turbo Your AD Replication)

    AD Replication in TRON terms “The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships, motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I'd never see. And then, one day... I...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell to automatically create all AD hub-to-spoke site links

    So you've just finished creating all of the sites in your AD forest, or you've chosen to rebuild your site link topology. You want to create a simple hub-and-spoke site link topology. You dread all the clicks it will take to create each site link, type the name, and add the member sites. Enter today...