Global Catalog Servers

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Patrick B., Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Patrick B.

    Patrick B. Guest

    We only have one domain name but several domain controllers installed at the main and one for each remote site. Do we need one GC server per site? Remote sites are T1-connected to the main.
     
    Patrick B., Mar 3, 2004
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    Chriss3 Guest

    That will give you fault-tolerance and better performance.

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    the main and one for each remote site. Do we need one GC server per site?
    Remote sites are T1-connected to the main.
     
    Chriss3, Mar 3, 2004
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  3. Since you only have one domain, you don't really need to concern yourself
    with GCs. Best bet is to make them all GCs.

    -ds


    the main and one for each remote site. Do we need one GC server per site?
    Remote sites are T1-connected to the main.
     
    Dave Shaw [MVP], Mar 3, 2004
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  4. Hi,

    As I recall, a GC is needed during logon to determine Universal group
    memberships, unless the domain is at W2k3 functional level. Logons can be
    slow if the GC is remote. The recommendation is to have at least one GC per
    site. If you have 2 DC's, both should be GC's, then after that perhaps every
    other DC should be a GC.
     
    Richard Mueller [MVP], Mar 3, 2004
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