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A global catalog server performs two key functions in Microsoft Windows 2000 domains:
If there is only one domain controller in the domain, the domain controller and the global catalog server are the same. If there is more than one domain controller in the domain, the domain controller that is configured as such hosts the global catalog.
To promote a domain controller to a global catalog server, follow these steps:
Note When the account and the schema information replicate to the new global catalog server, event 1119 may be logged in the Directory Services log on the domain controller. The event description states that the computer is now advertising itself as a global catalog server.
In a Windows 2000 domain with only one domain controller, you typically assign the roles of the global catalog and of the operations master (also known as flexible single master operations or FSMO) to the same domain controller. However, in domains with multiple domain controllers, consider the placement of these roles before you assign them. This is particularly important in forests with multiple domains. For additional information about the placement of the operations master, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223346/ )FSMO Placement and Optimization on Windows 2000 Domains
Article ID: 296882 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 2.1