Microsoft releases AD Replication monitor

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

Overview

The Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest. ADREPLSTATUS displays data in a format that is similar to REPADMIN /SHOWREPL * /CSV imported into Excel but with significant enhancements.
Specific capabilities for this tool include:

    • Expose Active Directory replication errors occurring in a domain or forest. .
    • Prioritize errors that need to be resolved in order to avoid the creation of lingering objects in Active Directory forests.
    • Help administrators and support professionals resolve replication errors by linking to Active Directory replication troubleshooting content on Microsoft TechNet. .
        • Allow replication data to be exported to source or destination domain administrators or support professionals for offline analysis.

System requirements

Supported operating systems: Undefined, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Professional Edition

    Windows XP
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2003 R2
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows 8 Release Preview

ADREPLSTATUS does not install on server core installs of Windows.
Windows 2000 not supported due to lack of support for .NET Framework 4.0
Domain membership requirements:

    Must be joined to the Active Directory domain or forest you intend to monitor

.NET Framework requirements:

    .NET Framework 4.0
    .NET Framework 3.5.1

The ADREPLSTATUS install routine will prompt for the installation of versions as required. It may be necessary to manually install if there is no internet access.
Required User Credentials:
Target forest/domain user account; you must start the application using elevated credentials, by using “Run as administrator”.
Supported DC OS versions that can be monitored by ADREPLSTATUS:

    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2003 R2
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2012 Release Preview

Windows 2000 not tested and is therefore not supported.

You can download the tool and read more about it here on the Microsoft website.

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