Lock Down your View Connection Servers

MTHammer sent me this quick question and answer related to the View Connection Servers.  🙂 image

Q: With View, do you need the File Replication service available, or is that “whole issue” somehow managed at the DCs.  I know it’s required for the usual AD info there, but don’t know how ADAM data are replicated…

Answer : 



Service dependencies

ADAM does not require the DNS service or the File Replication service (FRS). Clients address ADAM directly, using the name or Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer on which ADAM is running, along with the communication port number used by the ADAM instance. Because ADAM does not require or rely on domains or domain controllers, ADAM replication does not require FRS.

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