You Can Add Invalid Replication Interval and Cost Values for Site Link Properties

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When you use the Active Directory Sites and Services tool to adjust the replication interval or cost for any site link, you can add any number, however, the number that is used is a value within the valid threshold.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
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The actual thresholds are as follows:

Replication Interval

  • Lower Limit= 15 minutes
  • Upper Limit= 10080 minutes


  • Lower Limit= 1
  • Upper Limit= 32767
If you make an invalid entry, replication continues to work properly. If you add a Replication Interval of one minute, it defaults to use the lowest possible setting of 15 minutes. If you add a cost of 99999, it defaults to the highest valid cost of 32767.

The DEFAULTIPSITELINK feature is created when you set up the domain.

Article ID: 251057 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 04:40:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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