Unit 4. Ad Design Replication Scenario

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Unit 4. AD Design Replication Scenario

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In this assignment, you will make recommendations in an AD Design Replication scenario.

Assignment Requirements
Review the following scenario:

You are an IT administrator for a company with an existing AD Forest. The company is adding two, new branch offices and you have been tasked with designing a replication strategy prior to DC deployment.

Branch1 will be connected to the Main Office via a pair of bonded T1 lines and will contain a Call Center with high employee turnover.

Branch2 will be in a very remote location and will be connected to the Main Office via a 56k POTS line.

Respond in detail with recommendations for site-link protocols and replication schedule/frequency, as well as the possibility of recommending/justifying redundant links to each branch.

Submission Requirements
1-2 pages, Microsoft Word, double-spaced, 12 pt. font

➢ Keep it simple and flexible; Plan for growth.
➢ Recommend RCP over IP for Branch 1 since they are using T1 Lines, recommend that Branch 2 use SMTP ➢ Recommend Spoke topology both site and network topology it should mirror each other ➢ Use dedicated domain controllers especially if you want to ensure security of your DC ➢ Have at least two DNS server – This will minimize downtime in the event that one fails. Use of multiple domain controllers is to provide a degree of fault tolerance in case one of the domain controllers fails ➢ Don’t neglect the FSMO roles (backups) daily between midnight and 0400 replication every 30 minutes to avoid latency ➢ Set up a manual site link bridge to increase performance by creating shortcuts between the two branches
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