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HOW TO: Use the Replication Monitor to Determine the Operations Master and Global Catalog Roles

This article was previously published under Q297230
Notice
This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.
Notice
This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.
SUMMARY
This article describes how to use the Active Directory Replication Monitor (ReplMon.exe) tool to determine the servers that hold the operations master roles in a forest as well as the domain controllers and global catalog servers for the forest.The five operations master roles that are defined in Active Directory are:
  • Schema master
  • Domain naming master
  • Relative identifier (RID) master
  • Primary domain controller (PDC) emulator
  • Infrastructure master
There is a very quick method to determine which servers in the forest hold these roles by using Active Directory Replication Monitor.

The Setup program that installs Active Directory Replication Monitor (and other useful support tools) is available on the Windows 2000 Server CD-ROM under the \Support\Tools\Setup.exe folder. When this tool is installed, you can start it if you click Start, point to Programs, click Support Tools, click Tools, and then click Active Directory Replication Monitor.

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Determine the Operations Master Role Holders

  1. Start the Active Directory Replication Monitor tool.
  2. Right-click Monitored Servers, and then add one or more servers by using the wizard.
  3. Right-click the servers, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the FSMO Roles tab.
  5. The domain controllers that hold all operations master roles are now displayed under the "Owner" column.
  6. To test the connectivity to each of the operations master role holders, click Query to the right of each role.
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Determine Global Catalog Servers

  1. Start the Active Directory Replication Monitor tool.
  2. Right-click Monitored Servers, and then add one or more servers by using the wizard.
  3. Right-click the servers, and then click Show Global Catalog Servers in Enterprise.
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REFERENCES
For additional information about a detailed explanation of the operations master roles, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
197132 Windows 2000 Active Directory FSMO Roles
For additional information about other methods to determine operations master role holders, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
234790 How to Find FSMO Role Holders (Servers)
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Article ID: 297230 - Last Review: 10/31/2006 02:49:35 - Revision: 2.4

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