Category Archives: lingering objects

How to check tombstone lifetime value in your Forest

How to check tombstone lifetime value in your domain/forest

Tombstone lifetime value different from OS to OS, for windows server 2000/2003 it’s 60 days, In Windows Server 2003 SP1, default tombstone lifetime (TSL) value has increased from 60 days to 180 days, again in Windows Server 2003 R2 TSL value has been decreased to 60 … [Continue reading]

Configure Strict Replication Consistency

How to enable Strict Replication Consistency

If you enable the Strict Replication Consistency then the Lingering Objects will not replicate to other domain controllers, it’s used to isolate the issue with the site and very easy to find the affected domain controller that contains the lingering object if you enable the Strict Replication Consistency

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Removing Lingering Objects

Tool for Removing Lingering Objects

On domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 with SP1, use Repadmin.exe (in Windows Support Tools) to remove the lingering object or objects. Windows Support Tools are available on the operating system CD in the SupportTools folder. The version of Repadmin that ships with Windows Server 2003 provides the option /removelingeringobjects, which … [Continue reading]

How to find the domain controller that contains the lingering object

If we enable Strict Replication Consistency

Lingering objects are not present on domain controllers that log Event ID 1988. The source domain controller contains the lingering object

If we doesn’t enable Strict Replication Consistency

Lingering objects are not present on domain controllers that log Event ID 1388. Domain controller that doesn’t log Event ID 1388 and that domain controller contain … [Continue reading]

Lingering objects

Lingering objects

When an object is deleted, Active Directory replicates the deletion as a tombstone object, which consists of a small subset of the attributes of the deleted object. By inbound-replicating this object, other domain controllers in the domain and forest become aware of the deletion. The tombstone is retained in Active Directory for a specified period called the tombstone … [Continue reading]