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

This recipe requires the Windows Server 2003 forest functional level.

3.24.1 Problem

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

3.24.2 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.

    Chapter 3. Domain Controllers, Global Catalogs, and FSMOs
    Chapter 6. Users
    Appendix A. Tool List