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Q. How can I configure the replication interval within an Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) site?

A. By default, all your ADAM replicas are in the same site. Because replication within a site is based on notification--that is, when a server has a change, it notifies its replication partners of the update--by default changes should be replicated almost instantly. A replication schedule exists for intrasite replication; however, this schedule applies only when no update-based replication has occurred within the standard replication time interval. To modify the default replication interval within a site, perform these steps:

  1. Start the ADAM ADSI Edit tool (Start, Programs, ADAM, ADAM ADSI Edit).
  2. If ADAM ADSI Edit doesn't open the Configuration partition by default, connect to it by right-clicking the ADAM ADSI Edit root in the treeview pane and selecting "Connect to"; otherwise, go to step 4.
  3. At the dialog box that the figure at Figure shows, enter a connection name of "Configuration." (Leave the default server name and port number unless you changed the port during installation.) Under Connect to the following node, select "Well-known naming context" and choose "Configuration." Click OK.
  4. Expand the Configuration partition, expand sites, and select the site name (which by default is Default-First-Site-Name--the same as with Active Directory--AD).
  5. Right-click CN=NTDS Site Settings in the right pane and select Schedule from the displayed context menu.
  6. In the Schedule window, which the figure at Figure shows, you can set the default replication interval (if no update replications have occurred). By default, the interval is once per hour.
  7. Click OK.
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