This article is intended to supply Active Directory administrators with a method to diagnose replication failures and determine where the failures are occurring, from which source servers to which destinations, what the failure status is, how long the failure has been occurring, and for which naming context the failure is happening.
To generate a forest-wide replication status spreadsheet for domain controllers:
- Open a Command Prompt as an administrator: On the Start menu, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, provide Enterprise Admins credentials, if required, and then click Continue.
- At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTERrepadmin /showrepl * /csv >showrepl.csv
- Open Microsoft Excel.
- Click the Office button (File menu for versions prior to Excel 2010), click Open, navigate to showrepl.csv, and then click Open.
- Hide or delete column A and column G, as follows:To hide a column, right click the column header then click Hide
To delete a column, right click the column header then click Delete
- Select a column that you want to hide or delete.
- Select row 1 beneath the column heading row. On the View tab, click Freeze Panes, and then click Freeze Top Row.
- Select the entire spreadsheet. On the Data tab, click Filter.
- In the Last Success Time column, click the down arrow, point to Text Filters, and then click Customer Filter.
- In the Source DC column, click the filter down arrow, point to Text Filters, and then click Custom Filter.
- In the Custom AutoFilter dialog box, under Show rows where, click does not contain. In the adjacent text box, type del to eliminate deleted domain controllers from the view.
- Repeat step 11 for the Last Failure Time column, but use the value does not equal, and then type the value 0.
- Resolve replication failures.
TechNet: Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication Problems
TechNet: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication Using Repadmin
Microsoft KB 2020053 : How to troubleshoot Active Directory operations that fail with error 8614: "The Active Directory cannot replicate with this server because the time since the last replication with this server has exceeded the tombstone lifetime"
Microsoft KB 2028495 : How to troubleshoot Active Directory operations that fail with error 8606: "Insufficient attributes were given to create an object"
Microsoft KB 2023007 : How to troubleshoot Active Directory operations that fail with error 8456 or 8457: "The source | destination server is currently rejecting replication requests"
Article ID: 2498185 - Last Review: Feb 14, 2011 - Revision: 1