The easiest way to configure and manage replication is by using Directory Service Control Center (DSCC). By using DSCC, you can configure replication automatically. You can choose the level of automation you require for setting up your replication topology, for example, whether you want to initialize the suffixes during replication configuration or not. DSCC also provides checks that can prevent errors. In addition, DSCC provides a graphical view of the replication topology.
The DSCC online help provides procedures for setting up replication by using DSCC.
Only use the command-line procedures provided in this chapter if you are unable to use DSCC for configuring replication.