Checklist: Create a Replica of an Existing AD LDS Instance

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Replicating Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instances on multiple servers provides greater load balancing and fault tolerance by distributing application data across servers. A replica of an existing AD LDS instance contains replicated copies of the configuration and schema directory partitions, including any schema extensions. You can specify a running AD LDS instance as the source from which to replicate, or you can use a restored copy of a previously backed up AD LDS instance as the data source.

Task Reference

Read about AD LDS instances.

Understanding AD LDS Instances

Read about AD LDS replication.

Understanding AD LDS Replication and Configuration Sets

Run the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Setup Wizard.

Create a Replica AD LDS Instance

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