Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Windows Server AD Replication Status Tool


To test your AD replication in your environment I recommend the following MS tool:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30005

Once downloaded and installed, typically but not required to be one of your Domain Controllers, you will have the following icon on your desktop:

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When you open the Tool, by default, it will pull in your local domain information. For a quick check simply click on “Refresh Replication Status” in the top left corner as shown below:

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It will then open up the Replication Status Viewer as shown in the example below:

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As you can see in my example above there is a replication error

By looking up the 8524 error on the “Last Sync Result” and reviewing the “Last Sync Message” field I can then research and resolve my replication issues.

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