global catalog

A listing of all objects in a forest. The global catalog is queried to locate objects (such as users, computers, groups, printers, and so on) within a forest. The global catalog is hosted on a global catalog server.

GlobalNames Zone (GNZ)

A type of DNS zone used to resolve single-label names. Single-label names are referred to as GlobalNames and have been traditionally resolved using WINS. A GNZ zone can be used to aid in the retirement of Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) within a network.

Group Policy

A group of settings that can be used to centrally manage users and computers within an Active Directory Domain Services environment. The great strength of Group Policy is that you can configure a setting once and have ...

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