Topic Last Modified: 2010-06-23

Site Link Transitivity works together with the W2K3_BRIDGES_REQUIRED option to let an Exchange administrator provide access to public folders in remote sites. By using this method, you can avoid the potential overhead of generating replication over a large Active Directory directory service topology.

You may have a large Active Directory site topology that is made up of many sites. Additionally, you may have users from one site who must access public folders when they log on from another site. Consider the following scenario:

In this scenario, you have the following options:

Active Directory site link transitivity together with the W2K3_BRIDGES_REQUIRED option is fully supported for use in an Exchange 2007 organization. This feature lets you constrain the KCC to adjacent site links as you keep topology-wide cost determination by using intersite messaging. Active Directory site link transitivity is available in a Windows Server 2003 or higher version forest-functional level. For more information about how to configure this feature, see the "Bridging Site Links Manually" section in How Active Directory Replication Topology Works.

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