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Posted on 2005-04-17
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Hi,
I have 5 windows 2000 sbs servers and was wondering why editing group policy on some of these servers is slow slow. 2 of the servers I can edit GP speedily but the other 3 servers takes about 5 minutes to update each setting (and sometimes gives the message "windows cannot update the policies" although it does get updated).

I am editing all kinds of GPs eg. domain, domain controller, OUs etc.  I am also logging in via terminal services.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.
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Are the 2 servers that are speedy Global Catalogs while the other 3 are not?  Here is a link to a description of a Global Catalog server.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/TechRef/24311c41-d2a1-4e72-a54f-150483fa885a.mspx
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Thanks for the reply Da1King,

Each server is part of a seperate LAN and each is both a Domain Controller and Global Catalog server.
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