How can a server belong to more than one site?

A. By default, a server belongs to only one site. However, you might want to configure a server to belong to multiple sites.

Because sites are necessary for replication, for clients to find resources, and to decrease traffic on intersite connections, simply modifying a site’s membership might cause performance problems.

To configure a server for multiple site membership, perform the following steps.

  1. Log on to the server you want to join multiple sites.
  2. Start regedt32.
  3. Go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ServicesNetlogon\Parameters registry entry.
  4. Select Add Value from the Edit menu.
  5. Enter the name
    SiteCoverage
    and the type
    REG_MULTI_SZ
  6. Click OK.
  7. Enter the names of the sites to join, each on a new line. (Press Shift + Enter to move to the next line.)
  8. Click OK.
  9. Close the registry editor.

This process doesn’t create the objects in Active Directory (AD) to evaluate the sites. You must add these objects manually.

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