XADM: How to Verify the Object-Version When You Troubleshoot Directory Replication Problems

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This article describes how to verify the Object-Version of the DIR_REP connector when you troubleshoot problems with directory replication.

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WARNING: If you use the raw mode of the Exchange Server Administrator program (admin /r) incorrectly, serious problems may occur that may require you to reinstall Microsoft Windows NT Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, or both. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems that result from using raw mode incorrectly can be solved. Use raw mode at your own risk. To verify the Object-Version of the DIR_REP connector:
  1. To start the Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator program in raw mode, type the following command at a command prompt:
    c:\exchsrvr\bin\admin /r
  2. Connect to a server in one of the two sites that are involved in directory replication. The connected site name appears in bold. In this article, the site is referred to as SITE A.
  3. Expand the Configuration container under SITE A.
  4. Click the directory replication object in the left pane, and then click RAW Properties on the File menu for the directory replication connector in the right pane.
  5. In the "Object attributes" section, locate and click Object-Version.
  6. Note the value in the Edit value box. For the purpose of this example, it is assumed that the value is 2, for example:
    SITE A = 2
  7. With the focus still on SITE A, locate the other site that is involved in directory replication, and then expand it. This site name does not appear in bold. For the purpose of this example, this site is referred to as SITE B.
  8. Expand the Configuration container under SITE B.
  9. Click the directory replication object in the left pane, and then click RAW Properties on the File menu for the directory replication connector in the right pane.
  10. In the "Object attributes" section, locate and click Object-Version.
  11. Note the value in the Edit value box. For the purpose of this example, it is assumed that the value is 4, for example:
    SITE B = 4
  12. To connect to a server in SITE B (SITE B now appears in bold), expand the Configuration container under SITE B.
  13. Click the directory replication object in the left pane, and then click RAW Properties on the File menu for the directory replication connector in the right pane.
  14. In the "Object attributes" section, locate and click Object-Version.
  15. Note the value shown in the Edit value box. For the purpose of this example, it is assumed that the value is 4, for example:
    SITE B = 4
  16. With the focus still on SITE B, locate the other site that is involved in directory replication, and then expand it. Note that SITE A does not appear in bold.
  17. Expand the Configuration container under SITE B.
  18. Click the directory replication object in the left pane, and then click RAW Properties on the File menu for the directory replication connector in the right pane.
  19. Under the "Object attributes" section, locate and click Object-Version.
  20. Note the value in the Edit value box. For the purpose of this example, it is assumed that the value is 2, for example:
    SITE A = 2
In this scenario, the directory replication connector between SITE A and SITE B is synchronized and functioning correctly.

The Object-Versions between SITE A and SITE B must match, for example:
SITE A = x   SITE B = y

SITE B = y   SITE A = x
				
If the Object-Versions do not match, you need to make a change, such as adding an administrative note multiple times to raise the lower of the two Object-Version numbers above the other.

For additional information about troubleshooting directory replication to or from a restored directory, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
201414 XADM: Restored Directory Not Replicating Out to Other Servers

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Article ID: 258257 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
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