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

  • From: "Brian Pituley" <bpituley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 13:03:33 -0800

AFAIK, redundant GCs are always a good idea.


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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Patrick
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 12:48 PM
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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







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