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Active Directory® Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Managing and Maintaining Replication Attributes

Global catalog servers maintain a partial read-only replica of every object in the domain directory partitions for all other domains in the forest. The attributes that are replicated are set when you establish a global catalog and can be modified as necessary to customize the way global catalogs are used on your network.

Understanding Global Catalog Search and the Partial Attribute Set

Clients use Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to query, create, update, and delete information that is stored in Active Directory. The default TCP port 389 is used for all domain-level read and write operations. When client queries target configuration, application, schema, and the local domain directory partitions, ...

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