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12.2. Viewing the Replication Status of Several Domain Controllers

Problem

You want to take a quick snap-shot of replication activity for one or more domain controllers.

Solution

Using a command-line interface

The following command will show the replication status of all the domain controllers in the forest:

> repadmin /replsum

You can also use * as a wildcard character to view the status of a subset of domain controllers. The following command will display the replication status of only the servers that begin with the name dc-rtp:

> repadmin /replsum dc-rtp*

Tip

This command is only available with the Windows Server 2003 version of repadmin.

Discussion

The new /replsum option in repadmin is a great way to quickly determine if there are any replication issues. This command should be your starting point if you suspect any replication problems. If you are running /replsum against a lot of domain controllers, you can use the /sort option to order the returned table output by any of the table columns. You can also use the /errorsonly option to display only the replication partners who are encountering errors.

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