While Active Directory created a great deal more flexibility in terms of supporting a large or decentralized environment, it also generated new challenges for maintaining the integrity of directory data. When two admins on opposite ends of your organization make conflicting changes, how do you reconcile those changes?
In the October issue of TechNet Magazine, Laura E. Hunter explains the Active Directory replication model, how updates are communicated to all domain controllers within an environment, and best practices for handling any conflicts that arise as a result of this multi-master ability to make changes from practically anywhere.
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We lost our metadata directory a couple of times and we are looking for ways improve replication through outthe domain.