DRA Pending Replication Synchronizations Performance Counter Does Not Return to Zero

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The value of the DRA (directory replication agent) Pending Replication Synchronizations counter increases but never returns to zero as expected when the pending replication queue has no items in it. This problem may also cause monitoring programs such as Microsoft Operations Manager to issue false alerts about replication failures.
This problem occurs because the counter is incremented two times for each pending synchronization event but is decremented only one time when the synchronization is completed. This problem occurs if you have installed Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

This problem also occurs if you have installed the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
325378 Windows 2000-Based Domain Controller Is Slow to Remove an Object in a Global Catalog

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To install this hotfix, you must have Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) installed on your computer. For additional information about how to obtain the latest service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version          Size     File name   ----------------------------------------------------------   25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    124,688  Adsldp.dll     25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    132,368  Adsldpc.dll    25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824     63,760  Adsmsext.dll   25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    381,712  Advapi32.dll   25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824     69,904  Browser.dll    25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    136,464  Dnsapi.dll     25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824     96,016  Dnsrslvr.dll   25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824     47,376  Eventlog.dll   25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    148,240  Kdcsvc.dll     21-Sep-2003  01:32  5.0.2195.6824    205,584  Kerberos.dll   21-Sep-2003  01:32  5.0.2195.6824     71,888  Ksecdd.sys   21-Sep-2003  01:32  5.0.2195.6824    509,712  Lsasrv.dll     21-Sep-2003  01:32  5.0.2195.6824     33,552  Lsass.exe      21-Sep-2003  01:32  5.0.2195.6824    109,840  Msv1_0.dll     25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    307,984  Netapi32.dll   25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    361,232  Netlogon.dll   25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6826    931,600  Ntdsa.dll      25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    392,464  Samsrv.dll     25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    113,936  Scecli.dll     25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    259,856  Scesrv.dll     20-Sep-2003  19:58  5.0.2195.6813  5,280,768  Sp3res.dll     25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824     48,912  W32time.dll    21-Sep-2003  01:32  5.0.2195.6824     57,104  W32tm.exe      25-Sep-2003  18:55  5.0.2195.6824    126,224  Wldap32.dll 
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the Standard Terminology That Is Used to Describe Microsoft Software Updates

Article ID: 827592 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:19:53 - Revision: 3.5

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
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