The Repadmin.exe tool does not report existing lingering objects in Windows Server 2003

Symptoms

In Windows Server 2003, the Repadmin.exe tool does not report existing lingering objects. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms when you use the Repadmin.exe tool to identify or to remove lingering objects:
  • The Repadmin.exe tool reports that 0 (zero) objects were identified when you run the Repadmin /removelingeringobjects /advisory_mode command to identify lingering objects.

    When this problem occurs, you may receive an informational message that resembles the following:
  • The Repadmin.exe tool reports that 0 (zero) objects were removed when you run the Repadmin /removelingeringobjects command.

    When this problem occurs, you may receive an informational message that resembles the following:

Cause

To make sure that differences that are caused by replication latency are not considered lingering objects, a filtering mechanism compares the object metadata of each suspect object to the originating domain controller’s up-to-dateness vector. If the originating domain controller is not in the up-to-dateness vector for the partition that is being examined, the filtering mechanism cannot determine the state of the object, and it is not included in the clean-up actions that are performed by repadmin. Domain controllers are added to the UTD of partners only after a complete replication cycle. Domain controllers that were demoted before completing a replication cycle with a partner could cause the domain controller’s invocation ID to be absent from the up-to-dateness vector.

Workaround

To work around this problem, identify and then delete the lingering objects. For more information about how to identify and delete lingering objects, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

314282 Lingering objects may remain after you bring an out-of-date global catalog server back online

More Information

For more information about the up-to-dateness vector, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Propriedades

ID do Artigo: 948071 - Última Revisão: 14/04/2008 - Revisão: 1

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