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synchronize BDC to PDC

By techgirl75 ·
What is purpose of synchronization? Does it happen automatically when a new server gets put on domain? I have not synchronized, yet in User manager I can see all users. Do I need to do a manual synchronization? I will be promoting this BDC to PDCas soon as I am done with setup and in return the PDC will then be a BDC. Any light you can shed would be fantastic. Thanks!

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by Ann777 In reply to synchronize BDC to PDC

See :

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winntas/reskit/reskit.asp

Generally sync occurs between domain controllers automatically. You can control certain aspects of it as described in the above link (please remove any embedded spaces from the above link when pasting it into your browser). You can also manually force a sync to occur.

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by Ann777 In reply to synchronize BDC to PDC

After going to the above site (Windows NT Server) --> Maintain --> Optmize --> Managing Replication

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by carsten.holfelder In reply to synchronize BDC to PDC

I agree that it gets automatically done, When you promote a DBC to a PDC it will automatically demote the PDC to a DBC if the PDC is Running. If the PDC is not running you still can promote a BDC to a PDC just be carefull when you bring the PDC backinto the domain.

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by sfix In reply to synchronize BDC to PDC

It's always a safe bet to manually synchronize your domain before promoting a BDC. Unless you rarely make changes to user accounts, I would recommend it.

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by singlasandeep In reply to synchronize BDC to PDC

Hi..Friend!!!

To understand the concept of sync, we see the basic need & purpose of BDC. The BDC concept was introduced with the idea of having backup domain controller, load sharing & any disaster happens to PDC.

When we install BDc , it automatically gets synchronise with PDC.Howevr we get an option to abort this operations also. In that case, mit gets automativcally synchronise when it logs in to the network.

Also there is an option in registry fcor setting up pulse. We can set thispulse value as pewr our convience. Synch. will happen anly after this pulse value.

I hope you got an answer to ur question.
regards

sandeep singla

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by Ian Mclaws In reply to synchronize BDC to PDC

Domain controller sync is automatic in an NT 4 domain (every 300 seconds, by default). However, you are being tricked into thinking it has definitely occurred when opening User Manager for Domains. No matter where (what system) you open User Manageron, it establishes a connection with the PDC, so the PDC's data is what you see, even if you are physically on a BDC. You can also synchronise DC's manually in a couple of ways: by selecting the server in Server manager, and clicking synchronise with the PDC, or selecting the PDC and then selecting "synchro all DCs" from the file menu. As well, a faster method is to run net accounts /sync at a command prompt.
When you change your DC's status, it is infinitely easier if both the PDC and BDC are online. That way, when you promote the BDC to PDC status, the current PDC will be cleanly demoted to BDC without your intervention.

Good luck,

Ian

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