Looking to solve a global catalog server issue i am having.
This is what the environment looks like. We have one forest with three tree domains. They are not child domain. We have to locations an office and a datacenter. In the office we have 6 domain controllers two for each domain a primary and a secondary. In the data center we only have two server an exchange 2010 server serving up all three domain emails and one domain controller of the DC of the forest domain.
I was under the impression that the root forest domain controller held the global catalog contained all of the trees domain information i am not sure this is the case.
During some planed down time i took down one of the tree domain controllers both primary and secondary. Users from that domain started to complain that they could not get to their email.
Due to budget and space in the datacenter I cannot just add two more DC’s for the other two domains unless it is my only option. So the question is can I make my root domain DC in my datacenter hold all the information for all three domain. Incase our connection to our datacenter goes down and our exchange server cannot talk to the other two domains DC’s in the office those users can still login to their email boxes.
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