Active Directory replication in a multilingual environment

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 29 May 2007 / Last Updated on 29 May 2007]

Active Directory replication in a multilingual environment

If you have a large organization and plan on deploying a single Active Directory domain in a multilingual environment (for example, a single domain that spans national geographical boundaries) then you might be wondering how this could impact Active Directory replication. For example, what if you have one domain controller running the English version of Windows Server 2003 and another domain controller running the German version, with both domain controllers belonging to the same domain? Fortunately, it turns out there are no issues at all with doing this i.e. Active Directory replication is unaffected by having domain controllers running different language versions of Windows Server 2003.

Mitch Tulloch was lead author for the Windows Vista Resource Kit from Microsoft Press, which is THE book for IT pros who want to deploy, maintain and support Windows Vista in mid- and large-sized network environments. For more information see

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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