Category Archives: AD Replication

Replsummary showing unknown for largest delta on AD replication checks

Largest delta would report as unknown on Source DC while running Repadmin /replsummary for your Domain and Forest, since it’s showing unknown and didn’t see the replication delta value and unable to find the affected Destination DC, will describe how to find the Destination DC

Also Read: Force active directory replication

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Active Directory Replication failed with “Target principal name is incorrect”

Active Directory Replication failed with “Target principal name is incorrect”

If you have issue with the computer account of the domain controller then you may receive target principal name is incorrect or access denied error while the time of replication

To check the computer account run the below command from affected domain controller where you receive the error

net view … [Continue reading]

Replication failed with “The destination server is currently rejecting replication requests” Error

Also receive error “The source server is currently rejecting replication requests. This operation will not continue” in windows server 2008/2003 and Active Directory replication stopped working, possibly the inbound and outbound replication been disabled on the domain controller

Use the below repadmin command to check the inbound and outbound connection object status

repadmin /options DC name

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Sync the Active Directory replication between two domain controllers in low bandwidth sites

Normally replication fails, if it doesn’t have enough bandwidth to complete the scheduled replication, you can use the below command to Sync the Active Directory replication between two domain controllers in low bandwidth sites.

Syntax:
repadmin /replicate destination_dsa source_dsa Naming Context /async

Example:
repadmin /replicate server2.test.com server1.test.com dc=test,dc=com /async

Destination server Name: server2.test.com
Source server Name: server1.test.com
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Sync replication with all of its replication partners

Force the active directory replication with the entire replication partner

In some scenario you want to force active directory replication with the entire replication partner, let say you have a 10 connection objects corresponding to each of its replication partners and you want to force the replication to all the connection objects on server1.test.com, you can use the blow command.… [Continue reading]

Sync the Active Directory replication between two domain controllers

Force the active directory replication between two domain controllers

If you want to override the replication schedule or don’t want to wait for the normal replication scheduled, need to initiate a replication immediately from server1.test.com to server2.test.com, you can use the below commands
Syntax:

repadmin /replicate destination_dsa source_dsa Naming Context

Example:

repadmin /replicate server2.test.com server1.test.com dc=test,dc=com

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How to check Active directory replication for multiple Domain Controllers

To check Active directory the replication for multiple Domain Controllers

Normally repadmin /showreps command has been used to get the replication status for an particular Domain Controller, let say I want to check the Active directory the replication for multiple Domain Controllers, you can use the below command

for /f %a in (list.txt) do repadmin /replsummary %a

Note: You should … [Continue reading]

Active Directory Health Check

How to perform active directory health check: As an administrator you have to check your active directory health daily to reduce the active directory related issues, if you are not monitoring the health of your active directory what will happen

Let’s say one of the Domain Controller failed to replicate, first day you will not have any issue. If … [Continue reading]

Force active directory replication(Force AD replication)

How do I synchronize/Force AD replication between two domain controllers in a Domain, normal AD replication is scheduled however some time we require to synchronize manually

There is many ways to do this we will see one by one

Force active directory replication / Force AD replication through the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) or Forcing replication through Active Directory Sites

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