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  • Blog Post: Quick TIP: The replication operation was preempted

    This tip can help clear some confusion when you encounter the following error while forcing replication: result 8461 The replication operation was preempted Here is the output of running repadmin /showreps on a brand new domain controller: DC=contoso,DC=com 5th_Ward\ContosoDC2 via RPC objectGuid...
  • Blog Post: Quick Tip: Back up your NTFS security permissions

    Here is a simple command that you can run right now in order to save you from some down-time the next time your file system permissions get set back to the Windows defaults.  Proactively running this from time to time (think: task scheduler) can save you a lot of time and money the next time disaster...
  • Blog Post: Quick TIP: Force FRS replication

    For this tip you will need a somewhat newer version of ntfrsutl.exe You can grab a version out of the Service Pack 2 Support Tools download here . Beginning with the version of ntfrsutl.exe in KB 823230 we have the ability to force FRS replication to occur across site boundaries immediately instead...
  • Blog Post: Quick Tips

    I've added a new tag called "Quick Tips." These are going to be smaller posts where I offer some time-saving tip, or some other similar type of goodie. Look out for the first one soon!
  • Blog Post: Quick TIP: Quickly verify AD replication status

    It can be a little tedious to verify replication status in a large Active Directory environment via the Sites and Services snap-in. Here is a command I use quite frequently to check the replication status of all domain controllers: REPADMIN /SHOWREPL * / CSV >showrepl. csv View the file in Microsoft...