Re: Can Schema Master and Global Catelog be on the same server?

They generally are since the Schema Master and Domain Naming
Master are usually kept together and the Domain Naming Master
is supposed to be GC.

"achen" <achen2002@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I am prepping some work for our first Exchange 2007 server, and here
are two important requirememnts that need to be met:

1. The domain controller that is the schema master must have Microsoft
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

2. You must have at least one global catalog server in every Active
Directory directory service site where you plan to install Exchange
2007. This global catalog server must be running Windows Server 2003

My question being:

Q1. Can the "Schema Master" and "Global Catelog" roles be played by
the same server? We don't need additional servers and I want to
prevent building one more just for that purpose.

Yes. Almost always the case too.

Q2. If it is possible, is there any downside of assigning those two
roles to the same server?

No. It's normal.

IN a single domain forest you might as well just make every DC a GC,
no disadvantage and some significant advantages to this.

Herb Martin, MCSE, MVP
(phone on web site)