Active Directory Troubleshooting Resources


Troubleshooting Active Directory—Related DNS Problems

Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication Problems

Additional Resources for Troubleshooting Active Directory

Repadmin Examples

How to configure Active Directory diagnostic event logging in Windows Server

332199 - Domain controllers do not demote gracefully when you use the Active Directory Installation Wizard to force demotion in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows 2000 Server;en-us;332199

216498 - How to remove data in Active Directory after an unsuccessful domain controller demotion;en-us;216498

Troubleshooting "RPC Server is Unavailable" in Windows

839880 How to troubleshoot RPC Endpoint Mapper errors in Windows Server 2003

Improvements to Domain Controller Name Resolution in SP1

Useful shelf life of a system-state backup of Active Directory
Fixing Replication Lingering Object Problems (Event IDs 1388, 1988, 2042) 

Event ID 2042: It has been too long since this machine replicated

Best Practices for Adding Domain Controllers in Remote Sites

279156 - The Effects of Setting the File System Policy on a Disk Drive or Folder Replicated by the File Replication Service;en-us;279156

Recommendations for managing Group Policy administrative template (.adm) files;EN-US;816662

Configuration and operational recommendations for the File Replication service in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server  -

185786 - Recommended Practices for WINS;en-us;185786

How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server 2003


Repadmin Examples

Active Directory Management Tools

Description of the DNSLint utility

USing NSlookup.exe

NBLookup.exe command-line tool;en-us;830578

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools


Active Directory Daily Operations Guide