Active Directory replication monitoring tools

The [easyazon_link identifier=”1449320023″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] Active Directory [/easyazon_link] database is replicated between domain controllers. Only the changes are replicated, once a domain controller has been established. [easyazon_link identifier=”1449361420″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] Active Directory [/easyazon_link] uses a multimaster model which means changes can be made on any controller and the changes are sent to all other controllers.

The replication path in [easyazon_link identifier=”1514780615″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] Active Directory [/easyazon_link] forms a ring which adds reliability to the replication. I am sure all of us agree – this is important and we should check and monitor health of [easyazon_link identifier=”0470287209″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] Active Directory [/easyazon_link]and replication among our AD servers.

For those Administrators who do not want to spend time to have fun with command line tools Рyou can use last year released GUI tool РActive Directory Replication Status Tool Рaka ADREPLSTATUS.

The Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest.

For those of us with more experience we can use simply built in tools or [easyazon_link identifier=”1542744911″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] PowerShell [/easyazon_link]:

Show AD Replication with output to Grid-View

 repadmin /showrepl * /csv | ConvertFrom-Csv | Out-GridView

Show AD Replication partner and out-put into Grid-View

Get-ADReplicationPartnerMetadata -Target * -Partition * | Select-Object Server,Partition,Partner,ConsecutiveReplicationFailures,LastReplicationSuccess,LastRepicationResult | Out-GridView

Very nice [easyazon_link identifier=”1530411823″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] PowerShell [/easyazon_link] Script with output to HTML => Script Center
Show AD Replication and print details for each replication link

repadmin /showrepl *

Show AD Replication Errors only

repadmin /showrepl * /csv | ConvertFrom-Csv | ?{$_.'Number Of Failures'}

As you can see there is many ways to get the good details on your [easyazon_link identifier=”0735684332″ locale=”US” tag=”wn0d5-20″] Active Directory [/easyazon_link] replication.

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