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You cannot promote a Microsoft Windows 2000-based domain controller to a global catalog server. When you try to assign the role of global catalog to the server by clicking to select the Global Catalog check box, events that are similar to the following may be logged repetitively in the Directory Services log in Event Viewer:
This problem may occur if no domain controllers are available for a particular domain. The problem occurs because of Active Directory directory service replication issues.
To resolve this problem, you must investigate and resolve the Active Directory replication issues. You can use the information in the error messages to help troubleshoot the problem. For example, you may be able to use event ID 1559 to identify the domain partition that cannot replicate.
Additionally, you may be able to use event ID 1265 to determine the cause of the replication failure for the same domain partition.
For additional information about troubleshooting active directory connector replication issues, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/253841/ )Troubleshooting Active Directory connector replication issues
229896Note If you have to, follow the steps in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 230306 to permanently remove the identified domain from the forest.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/229896/ )Using Repadmin.exe to troubleshoot Active Directory replication
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/230306/ )How to remove orphaned domains from Active Directory
After you promote the domain controller to a global catalog server, and the account and the schema information is replicated to the new global catalog server, event ID 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.
To confirm that the domain naming master is a global catalog server, follow these steps: