List Global Catalog Servers

Problem Description

How do I find a list of Global Catalog Servers using nslookup?


The following commands will list all Global Catalog Servers in your Active Directory domain:

  1. From the command prompt, type nslookup.
    • C:\nslookup
  2. Set the type to server.
    • >set type=srv
  3. Find the Global Catalog Server(s).
    • >_gc._tcp.<DnsForestName>
  4. Example:
    •  >_gc._tcp.“your”
  5. The results will include the hostname and IP address of each Global Catalog Server.
  6. Type “exit” to leave the nslookup session.

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