I was working on clients Active Directory environment yesterday, checking the overall health, fixing small errors and etc… To accomplish those tests I use tools like Sonar, FRSDiag and others.
Yesterday I first notice a new tool – actually its been out since January, but for me it was new!
A new tool is out there called ‘Active Directory Replication Status Tool’.
From the download page of the tool:
The Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest. ADREPLSTATUS displays data in a format that is similar to REPADMIN /SHOWREPL * /CSV imported into Excel but with significant enhancements.Specific capabilities for this tool include:
• Expose Active Directory replication errors occurring in a domain or forest. .
• Prioritize errors that need to be resolved in order to avoid the creation of lingering objects in Active Directory forests.
• Help administrators and support professionals resolve replication errors by linking to Active Directory replication troubleshooting content on Microsoft TechNet. .
• Allow replication data to be exported to source or destination domain administrators or support professionals for offline analysis.
From my own expiriance I’ve gotta tell it is very cool, it showed me a quick summary of the entire forest and the replication status of the NC’s and Domain Controllers. It also produces nice excel and XPS files which can later be used by the manager…
So go ahead and download the tool!
|Active Directory Replication Status Tool