How to Identify your Global Catalog Server Using Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2002

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This article describes how to identify your global catalog server by using Microsoft Outlook 2000 and Microsoft Outlook 2002.


To determine the global catalog server that your client computer is using, perform the following steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Address Book.
  2. In the Show names from the box, click Global Address List.
  3. Right-click Global Address List, and then click Properties.
The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your global catalog server is listed under Microsoft Exchange Address Book Provider, in the The current server is box.

For additional information about how to specify a specific global catalog server, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
319206 OL2002: How to Specify the Closest or Specific GC Server
272290 OL2000: Outlook Load Balancing with Global Catalog Servers


Article ID: 317209 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 3.5
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
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