Designing the Site Topology

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

An Active Directory® directory service site topology is a logical representation of your physical network. Designing an Active Directory site topology involves planning for domain controller placement and designing sites, subnets, site links, and site link bridges to ensure efficient routing of query and replication traffic.

In This Chapter

Overview of Designing a Site Topology

Collecting Network Information

Planning Domain Controller Placement

Creating a Site Design

Creating a Site Link Design

Creating a Site Link Bridge Design

Additional Resources for Designing the Site Topology