Replication of the Partial Attribute Set on a Global Catalog Server Does Not Complete


When a Windows Server 2003-based global catalog server tries to replicate a partial attribute set, the replication does not complete. The following event is logged in the system event log:

If you run the repadmin /showreps /v command, you receive output similar to the following:
<SiteName>\<ReplicationPartnerName> (deleted DSA) via RPC
DC object GUID: <ReplicationPartnerGUID>
Address: <ReplicationPartnerGUID>._msdcs.DomainName
DC invocationID: <InvocationID>
USNs: 0/OU, 500803/PU
Last attempt @ 2003-03-20 01:47:48 was successful.

The output of the Repadmin.exe command shows the following:
  • The global catalog server is trying to replicate with a global catalog server that has been deleted.
  • The replication entry for the deleted global catalog server includes PARTIAL_ATTRIBUTE_SET as one of its descriptors.
  • The last replication attempt occurred at a time in the past (beyond an ordinary replication interval). This indicates that the global catalog server has not recently tried to obtain the partial attribute set from the deleted replication partner.


This problem may occur when the partial attribute set changes and then the global catalog server tries to obtain the new partial attribute from a replication partner that has been deleted (for example, a demoted domain controller).


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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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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
29-Apr-2003 21:34 5.2.3790.2 1,365,504 Ntdsa.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

More Information

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

229896 Using Repadmin.exe to Troubleshoot Active Directory Replication


ID do Artigo: 825782 - Última Revisão: 29 de mai de 2008 - Revisão: 1