Monday, May 5, 2014

How to enable Global Catalog Server

Global Catalog Server

Every domain controller in a forest stores three full writable directory partitions: a domain directory partition, a schema directory partition, and a configuration directory partition. A Global Catalog is a domain controller that stores these writable directory partitions, as well as a partial, read-only copy of all other domain directory partitions in the forest.

The global catalog refers to a distributed data repository that contains a searchable, partial representation of every object in every domain in a multidomain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest. As such, a global catalog server stores a full, writable replica of an application directory partition.  

How to enable Global Catalog Server.

1.Click Start - All Programs - Administrative Tools - Active Directory Sites and Services

 2. Expand Site in which server resides and expand server which we want to make as global Catalog Server.

3. Right Click on NTDS settings and click properties.

4. In General Tab click on Global Catalog Server box and click on OK.

Your server is now Global Catalog Server.

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