Determining the Impact of Global Catalog Failure

When a user authenticates against an Active Directory domain controller, the domain controller must be able to contact a global catalog to determine if the user is a member of any universal groups. If a domain controller fails to contact a global catalog, the user's logon will fail. As such, if a domain controller is going to be placed in a remote site in order to ensure local access to local resources in an office where many users might not have locally caches credentials, it is important to...