PowerTip: Use a PowerShell Cmdlet to Obtain AD DS Replication Information

PowerTip: Use a PowerShell Cmdlet to Obtain AD DS Replication Information

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Summary: Use a Windows PowerShell cmdlet from the ActiveDirectory module to obtain information about replication connections.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I need to find information about the connections established for Active Directory replication. How can I use Windows PowerShell to do this?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-ADReplicationConnection cmdlet from the ActiveDirectory module, as shown here.

Get-ADReplicationConnection

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  • Hi,

    This cmdlet is only available on Windows Server 2012.

    The ActiveDirectory module on Windows Server 2012 has 135 cmdlet compared to 76 on Windows 2008 R2.

  • @_Emin_ you are right. Thanks for pointing this out. The AD module in Windows Server 2012 nearly doubles the previous coverage. Unfortunately, the module version did not change. I am writing a blog post, See Feb. 19, 2013 where I introduce a function that can check for a specific command.