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Lesson 7 Create site link bridges
Objective Create site link bridges

Create Site link bridges(Active Directory)

Disabling the default bridging of site links

If your network is not fully routed, however, you will need to create site link bridges. To do this, you must first disable the default bridging of site links. Otherwise there may be replication errors. To disable the default bridging of site links, follow these four steps:
  1. Open Active Directory Sites and Services.
  2. Expand Sites, and then expand Inter-site Transports.
  3. Right-click either IP or SMTP, depending on the protocol for which you want to disable the default bridging of site links, and then click roperties.
  4. On the General tab, clear the Bridge all site links check box, and then click OK.
Now you are ready to create a site link bridge.

How to create a site link bridge

To create a site link bridge, follow these five steps:
  1. Open Active Directory Sites and Services.
  2. Expand Sites, and then expand Inter-site Transports.
  3. Right-click either IP or SMTP, depending on the protocol for which you want to create a site link bridge, and then click New Site Link Bridge.
  4. In the Name box, type a name for this new site link bridge.
  5. Click two or more site links to be bridged, click Add, and then click OK.

While not conceptually difficult, this two-step process is lengthy. Now that you've read through these steps for disabling the default bridging and creating a site link, it's a good idea for you to see it unfold in this Slide Show.
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1) Open Active Directory Sites and Services. Expand Sites
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2) Expand inter-site transports. Right-click either IP or SMPT, depending on the protocol for which you want to disable the default bridging of site links.
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3) Click Properties.
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4) In Properties, on the General tab, clear the Bridge all site links check box. Then click OK.
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5) You have returned to Active Directory Sites and Services. Again, expand Sites, then Inter-site Transports.
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6) Right-click either IP or SMTP, depending on the protocol for which you want to create a site link bridge. Click New Site Link Bridge.
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7) In the New Object-Site Link Bridge dialog, type a name for this new site link bridge in the name box.
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8) Click Add. Then click OK. Your sites will be linked.

AD SiteLink Bridges In the next lesson, you willl learn how to create a global catalog server.

Create ActiveDirectory Site - Quiz

Click the Quiz link below to test your knowledge of how to create site link bridges.
Create ActiveDirectory Site Quiz

[1]Router: : A dedicated device or a multihomed computer configured for IP forwarding, which passes data packets from one network to another.