Controlling the creation of Active Directory replication connections

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The knowledge consistency checker (KCC) is a Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 component that automatically generates and maintains the intra- and inter-site replication topology.

Whilst the KCC generally works well, sometimes it may be necessary to prevent the KCC’s automatic generation of replication connections (a scripted method is also available).

It should be noted that manually creating Active Directory connections to tailor the replication topology increases the administrative workload as the KCC will no longer dynamically alter connections to reflect changes in the network topology or replication failures.

Further information on optimising Active Directory replication is available on the Microsoft website.

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