Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-06-05
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Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 setup cannot continue because there is no Global Catalog server in the site in which you are trying to install Microsoft Exchange.
Microsoft Exchange setup requires that the Active Directory® directory service site of the computer that is running setup contain a server that acts as a global catalog.
To resolve this issue, take one of the following steps:
- Make an existing domain controller in the site a Global Catalog
- Install a new server in the Global Catalog server role.
Open Active Directory Sites and Services.
Expand Sites, expand the Site, and then expand Servers.
Select the domain controller that you want to specify as a global catalog server.
In the right pane, right-click NTDS Settings and select Properties.
On the General tab, select the Global Catalog check box. The change occurs dynamically without restarting the server.
- For more information about how to create global catalog
servers, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 313994, "How to
create or move a Global Catalog in Windows 2000" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=3052&kbid=313994).
- For more information about global catalog server placement and
availability as it relates to Exchange Server, see Microsoft
Knowledge Base article 875427, "Global catalog server placement and
ratios in an Exchange 2000 Server organization or in an
Exchange Server 2003 organization" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=3052&kbid=875427).