NTDS Replication

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Author: wshamroukhLocation: Palestine PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: NTDS Replication
Hello all

I have right now a domain of two domain controllers which are supposed to be replicated from each other... Previously there were about 6 domain controllers in this domain. now five of them are all not available anymore. There is now only two DC's... but in the Active Directory Sites and Services, in the server list, the old DC's are still there... What happen if i delete these unavailble DC from the servers' list? and is there more things to do so that to just keep the remaining two DC's to replicate from each other properly?

Thanks in advance

Author: AdamVLocation: Leeds, UK PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:35 pm    Post subject:
Kill the old records in sites and services - no harm in that.

Also check out any odd records using ADSIedit to remove any remnant of old replication partnerships etc.
In general you should not need to do this if you have used dcpromo to remove DCs, only if you have had them die on you or been removed from the LAN without bothering to demote first.

Author: dveuve PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:03 am    Post subject:
Adam, wouldn't running ntdsutil.exe and doing a metadata cleanup be faster and considerably safer than adsiedit and manually hunting? Or does ntdsutil not get rid of everything?

(ntdsutil.exe as detailed in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498 )

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