Managing the Global Catalog

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Designate global catalog servers to accommodate users in sites where a global catalog server is required, for example, to accommodate forest-wide directory searching and to facilitate domain client logons when universal groups are available. For information about global catalog servers, see How the Global Catalog Works (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=107063).

This section includes the following tasks for managing the global catalog: