Enable or disable site link bridges

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

  1. Open Active Directory Sites and Services.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the intersite transport folder (such as IP or SMTP) for which you want to enable or disable site link bridges, and then click Properties.


    • Active Directory Sites and Services/Sites/Inter-Site Transports/intersite transport for which you want to enable or disable link bridges
  3. Do one of the following:

    • To enable site link bridges, select the Bridge all site links check box.

    • To disable site link bridges, clear the Bridge all site links check box.


  • By default, all site links are bridged. For more information about disabling this option and its affects on intersite replication, see Related Topics.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Active Directory Sites and Services, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Sites and Services.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Replication overview
Managing replication