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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012: Global Catalog Servers

Applies to the "Install and Administer Active Directory"objective of Exam 70-417.

Q: A company's administrator is needs to configure a series of Windows Server 2012 servers as Global Catalog servers.

Which of the following administrative tools is used to add a Global Catalog server in Windows Server 2012?

  1. Active Directory Administrative Center
  2. Active Directory Domain and Trusts
  3. Active Directory Users and Computers
  4. Active Directory Sites and Services


Answer and explanation are below.

Answer is D: Using the Active Directory Sites and Services console, click the server object which needs to be configured as a the new global catalog. In the details pane, right-click NTDS Settings of the selected server object, and then click Properties. Select the Global Catalog check box to add the global catalog, or clear the check box to remove the global catalog.

Quick Tip: The PowerShell command Get-ADForest Domain.com | FL GlobalCatalogs can be used to find Global Catalog servers in the Domain forest.


Bonus Question: What are the three data collector types that Data Collector Sets contain? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!) (Check in next week's edition for the answer.)

Answer to bonus question from last time: Inter-site replication for Active Directory Domain Services Domain Controller servers occurs by default every 180 minutes (3 hours).

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