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Active Directory® Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Deploying Global Catalog Servers

In an Active Directory forest with multiple domains, global catalog servers are an essential part of your Active Directory infrastructure. Before you deploy global catalog servers, you should carefully plan their placement. Afterward, as with any other critical server, you will need to manage and maintain the global catalog servers you’ve deployed to ensure they are configured properly and are performing as expected.

Adding Global Catalog Servers

The first domain controller installed in a domain is automatically designated as a global catalog server. When conditions in a site warrant adding a global catalog server, you can designate additional domain controllers to be global catalog servers as well. However, do not ...

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