Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Installation Guide

Reliable Synchronization

Identity Synchronization for Windows takes many precautions to ensure that you do not lose user change events— even when components become temporarily unavailable. Identity Synchronization for Windows’ reliability is similar to the TCP network protocol. TCP guarantees that even over a lossy and intermittently connected network, it will eventually deliver all data in order. Data sent during a temporary network outage is queued while the network is down and re-delivered once connectivity is restored. Identity Synchronization for Windows will eventually detect and apply user change events if one of the following components becomes temporarily unavailable: