LKBEN10591: Howto determine the global catalog servers of an active directory domain with Replmon.exe


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You need to find domain information or try to determine replication problems

Cause

Replication problems or needed information

Solution

You start the Active Directory Replication Monitor tool (ReplMon.exe), than right-click Monitored Servers, and then add one or more servers by using the wizard. Now you right-click the servers, and then click Show Global Catalog Servers in Enterprise. You can also show the domain controllers in the domain, the replication topologies, the global catalog servers, the bridgehead servers and much more information.
A nice feature is the server properties tab. Here you can find all the FSMO Roles in one window. You can also generate a status report.
This tool is a must for an administrator.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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