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Active Directory Cookbook by Robbie Allen

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3.24. Disabling the Global Catalog Requirement During a Windows 2003 Domain Login

Tip

This recipe requires the Windows Server 2003 forest functional level.

Problem

You want to disable the requirement for a global catalog server to be reachable when a user logs into a Windows 2003 domain.

Solution

See Recipe 7.9 for information on enabling universal group caching, which effectively eliminates the need to contact a global catalog server during logon.

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