Comparing two DC's directory partitions

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Jeanne, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Jeanne

    Jeanne Guest

    Hi all,
    If lets say we suspected that due to problems with replication there's been
    some issues with one of the DC's directory objects and we want to compare
    that DC's AD objects (all partitions) with a known healthy/authoritative
    DC... would REPADMIN with "/showlingeringobjects" OR "/showchanges"
    switches be a good tool to perform this comparison tasks? Or perhaps there's
    another tool I may use to "demonstrate" a DC is not properly in sync.

    I guess repadmin /sync ................ /force /full might be a way to
    resync all objects from a healthy DC to a suspected problematic DC, right?

    Just looking forward to comments if I have understood the use of repadmin
    correctly for the above scenario.

    Many thanks and cheerio! :)
    Jeanne, Jul 5, 2007
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  2. Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Jul 6, 2007
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  3. Jeanne

    Herb Martin Guest

    Jorge's answer is more complete but 99.999% of the time just doing a
    complete "DCDiag /c" is sufficient. You should save the output to a
    text file, search for FAIL or WARN, and fix all of the problems noted.
    Herb Martin, Jul 6, 2007
  4. Jeanne

    Jeanne Guest

    Awesome guys! Thanks very much Herb and Jorge.
    I'll get myself more familiar with those tools you pointed to.

    Cheers! :)
    Jeanne, Jul 8, 2007
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