Chapter 5. Global Catalogs and Operations Masters

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Configuring Global Catalog Servers: A global catalog server holds a subset of Active Directory information for each domain in the forest as well as information on universal group membership. In this section, you learn how to configure domain controllers as global catalog servers.

Configuring Operations Masters: Each Active Directory forest has five important roles that are held by single domain controllers. This section shows you how to configure these roles. You also learn the important characteristics of the Active Directory schema and why the schema is so important to the proper functioning of Active Directory.

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