Verify replication with other domain controllers

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

The tests performed in this procedure verify that different aspects of the replication topology are working properly. They check to see that objects are replicating and they verify that the proper logon permissions are set to allow replication to occur.

Administrative Credentials

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

To verify replication is functioning

  1. Open a Command Prompt.

  2. Type the following command, and then press Enter:

    dcdiag /test:replications


    For this set of tests, the /v option is available. However, it does not display any significant additional information. Messages indicate that the connectivity and replications tests passed.

  3. To verify that the proper permissions are set for replication, type the following command and then press Enter:

    dcdiag /test:netlogons

    Messages indicate that the connectivity and netlogons tests passed.