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Global Catalog Server 2003/2008 [message #156990] Mon, 29 June 2009 02:07 Go to next message
Vicky  is currently offline Vicky
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Registered: June 2009
Junior Member
Hi,

Here are a few things I am struggling to know

1] How can I know thru Command line which DC's are GCS in my AD Forest\Domain
2] How can I list contents those are stored\cached by the GCS?

Thanks
Re: Global Catalog Server 2003/2008 [message #156991 is a reply to message #156990] Mon, 29 June 2009 02:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
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Hello vicky,

With powershell:
Get-ADForest Fabrikam.com | FL GlobalCatalogs

With dsquery:
Dsquery server -forest -isgc

What exact do you mean about listing content of GC? Maybe this helps:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728188(WS.10).aspx

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> Hi,
>
> Here are a few things I am struggling to know
>
> 1] How can I know thru Command line which DC's are GCS in my AD
> Forest\Domain 2] How can I list contents those are stored\cached by
> the GCS?
>
> Thanks
>
Re: Global Catalog Server 2003/2008 [message #156992 is a reply to message #156991] Mon, 29 June 2009 02:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vicky  is currently offline Vicky
Messages: 12
Registered: June 2009
Junior Member
By listing GC contents I mean that i would want to see\view\list data cached
by the GCS.
The GCS hold partial info of objects in all domains in a forest also the
cached Universal groups, I would want to be able to view all this info.

Is it possible thru any command or utility?

"Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" wrote:

> Hello vicky,
>
> With powershell:
> Get-ADForest Fabrikam.com | FL GlobalCatalogs
>
> With dsquery:
> Dsquery server -forest -isgc
>
> What exact do you mean about listing content of GC? Maybe this helps:
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728188(WS.10).aspx
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
> no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Here are a few things I am struggling to know
> >
> > 1] How can I know thru Command line which DC's are GCS in my AD
> > Forest\Domain 2] How can I list contents those are stored\cached by
> > the GCS?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
>
>
>
Re: Global Catalog Server 2003/2008 [message #156995 is a reply to message #156992] Mon, 29 June 2009 03:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
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Hello vicky,

you can not list the complete content from the GC as far as i know, you can
query it. See here about:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978012.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/252490

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230663

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> By listing GC contents I mean that i would want to see\view\list data
> cached by the GCS. The GCS hold partial info of objects in all domains
> in a forest also the cached Universal groups, I would want to be able
> to view all this info.
>
> Is it possible thru any command or utility?
>
> "Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" wrote:
>
>> Hello vicky,
>>
>> With powershell:
>> Get-ADForest Fabrikam.com | FL GlobalCatalogs
>> With dsquery:
>> Dsquery server -forest -isgc
>> What exact do you mean about listing content of GC? Maybe this helps:
>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728188(WS.10).aspx
>>
>> Best regards
>>
>> Meinolf Weber
>> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
>> confers
>> no rights.
>> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
>> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Here are a few things I am struggling to know
>>>
>>> 1] How can I know thru Command line which DC's are GCS in my AD
>>> Forest\Domain 2] How can I list contents those are stored\cached by
>>> the GCS?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
Re: Global Catalog Server 2003/2008 [message #156996 is a reply to message #156990] Mon, 29 June 2009 04:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Syed Khairuddin  is currently offline Syed Khairuddin  Saudi Arabia
Messages: 77
Registered: June 2009
Member
GC consists of an index stored on Active directory Servers. It
containts the name of all the objects on the AD server. The gc also
contains a handful of searchable attributes for example. dn names,
first name, last name and lot more these things can be controlled and
viewed by diff tools like ADSIEDIT and LDP. for more information
please got through the articles listed below. KB 248717 kb 232517


Thanks
Re: Global Catalog Server 2003/2008 [message #157006 is a reply to message #156990] Mon, 29 June 2009 07:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Silva  is currently offline Jorge Silva
Messages: 398
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi
Global Catalogs contain commonly-searched attributes from all Naming
Contexts of a forest. An attribute is included in the Global Catalog if the
partialAttributeSet property of attribute is set to TRUE in the schema
Naming Context. When this property is first marked True, the attribute is
replicated to each schema Naming Context. Each Domain Controller must make
its Naming Contexts consistent with the schema by doing a full sync on the
Global Catalogs. If the partialAttributeSet property is blank, the attribute
is not included in the global catalog. If the partialAttributeSet property
is set to FALSE, the attribute is marked to be removed from the Global
Catalog. When the property is FALSE, the PartialAttributeDeletionList is set
to TRUE until the attribute is removed from the Global Catalog.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232517
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230663


--
I hope that the information above helps you.
Have a Nice day.

Jorge Silva
MVP Directory Services
"Vicky" <Vicky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E9B294B3-7509-4E54-B40B-4066B1FC7ECA@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Here are a few things I am struggling to know
>
> 1] How can I know thru Command line which DC's are GCS in my AD
> Forest\Domain
> 2] How can I list contents those are stored\cached by the GCS?
>
> Thanks
>
>
Re: Global Catalog Server 2003/2008 [message #157015 is a reply to message #156990] Mon, 29 June 2009 09:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rlmueller-nospam  is currently offline rlmueller-nospam  United States
Messages: 292
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
"Vicky" <Vicky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E9B294B3-7509-4E54-B40B-4066B1FC7ECA@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Here are a few things I am struggling to know
>
> 1] How can I know thru Command line which DC's are GCS in my AD
> Forest\Domain
> 2] How can I list contents those are stored\cached by the GCS?
>
> Thanks
>

If you want to know the attributes replicated to the GC, you can use adfind
to query the Schema container. For example (this is one line):

adfind -b "cn=Schema,cn=Configuration,dc=MyDomain,dc=com" f
" (&(objectCategory=attributeSchema)(|(isMemberOfPartialAt tributeSet=TRUE)(systemFlags:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2))) "
lDAPDisplayName

Note that "TRUE" is case sensitive. For more on adfind, see this link:

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind/index.htm

--
Richard Mueller
MVP Directory Services
Hilltop Lab - http://www.rlmueller.net
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Re: Global Catalog Server 2003/2008 [message #157016 is a reply to message #157015] Mon, 29 June 2009 10:05 Go to previous message
florian  is currently offline florian  Switzerland
Messages: 484
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Howdie!

Richard Mueller [MVP] wrote:
> If you want to know the attributes replicated to the GC, you can use adfind
> to query the Schema container. For example (this is one line):
>
> adfind -b "cn=Schema,cn=Configuration,dc=MyDomain,dc=com" f
> " (&(objectCategory=attributeSchema)(|(isMemberOfPartialAt tributeSet=TRUE)(systemFlags:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2))) "
> lDAPDisplayName

I think, even easier, you could go with the "pas" shortcut:

adfind -sc pas

Cheers,
Florian
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