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If a partial attribute set is added to an existing global catalog before the replication of the global catalog, the new attributes may or may not be replicated to other global catalogs in the domain.
Many programs extend the Global Catalog/Directory Services schema. No single program is involved with this problem; the problem seems to be timing related. However, when it does occur, it can be difficult to identify the problem and to resolve it.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes