Active Directory 2012

Active Directory – Display Global Catalog information

Sometimes, you may need to check the information stored in the Active Directory Global Catalog. This can happen if you want to check that the replication between GC located in separate site is done.

We can easily view the information in GC with ADSI Edit:

ADSI Edit

ADSI Edit

Let’s see how to connect to a GC using ADSI Edit.

Connect to Global Catalog

On the ADSI Edit console:

  • Right click on ADSI Edit and select Connect to:
ADSI Edit Connect to

ADSI Edit Connect to

  • On the Connection Settings window, select Advanced:
Connection Setting Advanced

Connection Setting Advanced

  • On advanced, check the GC:
ADSI Edit Global Catalog

ADSI Edit Global Catalog

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You can get more information about ADSI Edit here.

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