Configure site link replication availability

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, click the inter-site transport folder that contains the site link whose schedule you want to adjust.


    • Active Directory Sites and Services/Sites/Inter-Site Transports/inter-site transport folder that contains the site link whose schedule you want to adjust
  3. In the details pane, right-click the site link whose schedule you want to adjust, and then click Properties.

  4. Click Change Schedule.

  5. Select the block of time you want to schedule, and then click Replication Not Available or Replication Available.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group (in the forest root domain) 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.

  • Replication availability schedules can be temporarily ignored by selecting Ignore schedules on the appropriate inter-site transport folder. For more information, see Related Topics.

  • By default, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) replication does not utilize site link availability information.

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


Configure site link replication frequency
How replication works
Managing replication
Ignore replication schedules