When you create secondary sites, the New Secondary Site Wizard prompts you to create a sender address for the secondary site on the primary site, and for the primary site on the secondary site. To configure primary-site-to-primary-site communications, you must manually create the addresses that will be used.

Before you create an address, make sure that you know the proper information to complete the New Address Wizard. You should know the type of sender that will be used to communicate with the site, the site code for the destination site, the destination site server name, and the site address account that will be used for the connection between sites. The site address account should be a domain user account in the form <domain>\<user>. If no site address account is specified, the local computer account of the sending site server will be used.

The FQDN or NetBIOS name, and not the IP Address, of the site server must be used in the sender address. Using the IP address in place of the FQDN or NetBIOS name in the sender address will result in a communication failure to the destination site.
If you specify a Site Address Account for an address and then later decide you want to use the computer account as the Site Address Account, you must either delete the address and re-create it, or use the Manage Site Accounts tool (MSAC.exe). Changing the account name is not sufficient when switching from a user account to the computername$ account.

To create a Configuration Manager site address

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Site Management / <site code> - <site name> / Site Settings / Addresses.

  2. Right-click Addresses and then click New.

  3. Select the type of address that you want to create to start the appropriate New Address Wizard.

  4. To finish installing the address, complete the General, Schedule, and Rate Limits pages of the New Address Wizard.

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