Configure active directory replication schedule

By | November 27, 2009

Configure connection object schedule across time zones

Domain controllers store time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When viewed through the Active Directory Sites and Services snap-in, time settings in connection object schedules are displayed according to the local time of the computer on which the snap-in is being run. However, replication occurs according to UTC, UTC is equal to GMT

For example:

“Chennai-site” to “Frankfurt-site” Chennai is in Indian Standard Time (IST) and Frankfurt is in Central European Time (CET) which is 4.30 hours later, if you want to schedule (6-6 2time /hr) for the both the connection objects(symmetric connection object)

Let say you login to the domain controller Chennai0000 and configure the Frankfur0008-Chennai0000 connection object schedule on Chennai0000 domain controller and login to the domain controller Frankfur0008 and configure the Chennai0000-Frankfur0008 connection object schedule on Frankfur0008 domain controller to 6-6 2time /hr

However actual time of replication will not be same between this two connection objects, since both this servers in different time zones, as per the Microsoft standard both the connection objects (symmetric connection object) should be replicate in same time, should be same UTC time

We need to configure schedule for both the connection objects on Frankfur0008 domain controller (or) any one of domain controller, so that the actual time of replication is same although the time zones may be different.

Chennai0000 is a domain controller from Chennai-site
Frankfur0008 is a domain controller from Frankfurt-site


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