Active Directory: global catalog

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Windows 2008r2 forest

Publishing an attribute to global catalog, are there any concerns with synchronization load. I believe in Windows 2000, it used to initiate a full sync.  I hope it is not the case with 2008r2

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In Windows 2000 Server environments, any change to the PAS results in full synchronization (update of all attributes) of the global catalog. Later versions of Windows Server reduce the impact of updating the global catalog by replicating only the attributes that change.

It's "incremental"

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