I have recently came into the environment where we are having some random computer accounts authentication issues and I am trying to eliminate some of the AD configuration problems as a potential cause. It may completely be unrelated however, but I want to make sure AD is configured correctly nonetheless
My particular question is regarding Global Catalog and Infrastructure Master Role. Here are the things that you will find in every document regarding these functions.
- You only need one Global Catalog per Site per Forest.
- You should not make have same DC be Infrastructure Master and a Global Catalog server.
- However, if ALL DCs are Global Catalog servers then it is ok.
Here is our environment:
DC2.child.domain.com GC, IM
All DCs are Windows 2000 Server, Both Domain Functional levels are Windows 2000 Native and Forest is 2000 as well.
According to three facts/guidelines this configuration will cause problems. Can anyone tell me if it is indeed a bad configuration and what exact problems may this cause. To me it seems that DC2.child.domain.com should not be a Global Catalog.