[ExchangeList] Re: Would an extra GC server help? - exchange 2003

  • From: "Rick Boza" <rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 14:16:04 -0500

Well, be aware that there are rules around what FSMO roles should coexist with a GC - specifically the Infrastructure Master should not coexist with the GC role on a DC, unless all DCs in your environment are GCs OR you are in a single domain forest.  See http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2004/06/15/fsmo.html for a nice write-up on this.

And there is (or should be) no special action required to "alert" the Exchange servers that a new GC exists.

Rick

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 2:05 PM, ajit yadav <ajityadav82@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
http://www.msexchange.org
-------------------------------------------------------Hi Patrick,

I also agreed with Andrew, you have to  just promote one DC as GC and exchange server will automatically discover the new GC.

Regards
Ajit kumar
Blackberry & Messaging Support Engineer



--- On Tue, 2/12/08, Andrew McHale <Andrew.McHale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Andrew McHale <Andrew.McHale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Would an extra GC server help? - exchange 2003
> To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, 2 December, 2008, 4:49 PM
> Hi Patrick,
>
>
>
> According to the mailing list at www.activedir.org (an
> awesome Active
> Directory mailing list with both MVP's and Microsoft
> Directory Services
> designers subscribed) the more GC's the better,
> particularly in a small
> environment like yours (which sounds spookily like mine).
>
>
>
> You wouldn't want to have remote DC's as GC's
> due to the amount of data
> to be replicated, but when the DC's are directly
> connected (via LAN) it
> makes it quicker for Exchange to resolve things.
>
>
>
> As far as I know you don't need to do anything on the
> Exchange server.
> Just promote the other DC to GC and Exchange will find out
> via AD
> replication.
>
>
>
> I would advise you do some searching for past questions
> regarding
> multiple GC's on the activedir.org web site rather than
> take what I have
> said for gospel but this is what I have heard several times
> I believe.
>
>
>
> Andrew
>
>
>
>
>
> From: Patrick [mailto:london31uk@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 02 December 2008 10:44
> To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Would an extra GC server help?
> - exchange
> 2003
>
>
>
> Ok, so should not have any adverse effect. How do I then
> point the new
> GC to exchange ?
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: Brian Pituley <bpituley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Monday, December 1, 2008 9:03:33 PM
> Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Would an extra GC server help?
> - exchange
> 2003
>
> AFAIK, redundant GCs are always a good idea.
>
>
>
> Brian Pituley
>
> Director of Information Technology
>
> T: 408-441-3611
>
> F: 408-441-8405
>
> E: bpituley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
> From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Patrick
> Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 12:48 PM
> To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [ExchangeList] Would an extra GC server help? -
> exchange 2003
>
>
>
> Hi guys,
>
>
>
> I have just inherited a new site, and it looks like they
> are having
> issues with thier main dc.
>
>
>
> I recently installed exchange 2003 on windows 2003, but all
> of a sudden
> exchange has started fall off, on closer inspection, it
> looks like the
> DC is having some sort of network issue, affecting dns and
> GC.
>
>
>
> Current environment
>
>
>
> 2 DC's
>
> 1 Exchange server. All windows 2003.
>
>
>
> My question, would it help to make the second dc a Global
> Catalog
> server? so as to maintain some sort of redundancy while we
> figure out
> what to do with the Primary DC. Any issues to expect? or is
> there no
> point?
>
>
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> Patrick
>
>
>
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