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Finding the Global Catalog Servers in a Forest

Updated: February 28, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic explains how to use the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell to find the global catalog servers in a forest.

The following example demonstrates how to find the global catalog servers in the Fabrikam forest:

Get-ADForest Fabrikam.com | FL GlobalCatalogs

For a full explanation of the parameters that you can pass to Get-ADForest, at the Active Directory module command prompt, type Get-Help Get-ADForest –detailed, and then press ENTER.

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