this was recently posted on the myitforum mailing list. it's worth archiving for later reference. :) question:I have a secondary site that shows its parent site as the primary, which is good. In my SMS console, I have registered my central site database and my primary site database. When I drill down to the secondary site in question from the central site, I can see it, BUT if I drill down to the secondary site from the primary it is not there?? Any one ever see this? answer: Copy the site control file from the secondary site and rename it to *.CT2. Copy the renamed file into the HMAN.BOX on the parent primary and it will show up after it gets processed. This resolves the immediate problem of not seeing the secondary from the primary. You may need to take a look at the SENDER.LOG to determine why it isn't communicating. Thanks, Mark A. Mears, Sr.