Identify replication partners

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Use this procedure to examine the Connection objects for a domain controller and determine its replication partners.

Administrative Credentials

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group in Active Directory.

To identify replication partners

  1. Open Active Directory Sites and Services.

  2. In the console tree, expand the Sites container to display the list of sites.

  3. Double-click the site that contains the domain controller for which you want to determine Connection objects.


    If you do not know the site in which the domain controller is located, open a command prompt and type ipconfig to get the IP address of the domain controller. Use the IP address to Verify that an IP address maps to a subnet and determine the site association.

  4. Expand the Servers folder to display the list of servers in that site.

  5. Expand the name of your domain controller to display its NTDS settings.

  6. Double-click NTDSSettings to display the list of Connection objects in the details pane (these represent inbound connections used for replication). The From Server column displays the names of the domain controllers that are the replication partners.