Repadmin – Active Directory Replication Tools

Repadmin – Active Directory Replication Tools

In this post, we’ll learn about Repadmin command, it’s the Active Directory Replication Tools used to check Active Directory replication between Active Directory Domain Controller. Repadmin is a command line tool introduced by Microsoft in Windows Server 2003 R2 and still actively used in latest version of Microsoft e.g. Windows Server 2012 R2, etc. In the old post, we already learned the steps to promote a Domain Controller using PowerShell command.

In this post, we’ll learn about Repadmin Command and the steps to check AD Replication between Domain Controllers through GUI and Command Line Tool. The primary tool to check AD replication is “Repadmin” Command line tool was introduced with the Windows Server 2003 r2 and still used extensively to check the replication issues. Domain Controllers is used for the centralized management. It is also a repository for all the objects in a domain.

Steps to check AD Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2 through GUI

1. Let’s assume a scenario in which we have two Domain Controllers naming DC01 and DC02 in the domain. We’ll check Active Directory objects replication between these two Domain Controller.

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