Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to check a domain is a Global Catalog Server

How to check a domain is Global Catalog Server?

1.)  Start Menu > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Sites and Services.
2.) In the left pane of the Sites Tree, find the name of your Active Directory server.
3.) Right-click the NTDS Settings for your Active Directory server and select  Properties. If the Global
Catalog check box is selected, the Active Directory server is configured to be a global catalog.
Command Line options
1. Open command prompt and type repadmin.exe /options * and use IS_GC for current domain options.
2. Open command prompt and   type nltest /dsgetdc:yourdomain /GC 
3.dsquery server –isgc    eg:dsquery server -domain -isgc

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