Replmon UI

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

The Replmon graphical user interface tool was removed from Windows Server 2008 and later. Repadmin is still available for troubleshooting replication. For more information on using Repadmin, see Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication Using Repadmin and Getting Over Replmon.

Replmon UI

ReplMon has the following menus:

File Menu

File menu options:

Option Description

Open Script

Opens a dialog box that populates the Active Directory Replication Monitor with monitored servers. These files have an .ini extension and can be created by using a text editor or by using the Save Monitored List As command in the File menu.

Save Monitored List As

Opens a dialog box that saves a list of monitored servers in an .ini file. This list can be opened later by using the Open Script command on the File menu. If the current user does not have permission to monitor a server listed, then a user name must be supplied after ServerName, using the Domain\User format. Do not supply the password in the .ini file. The password is requested as each server is added to the monitored list when the .ini file is read.

Open Log

Opens a previously created .log file. Log files are created by default for every monitored server, and statistics are tracked on a per-replication partner and per-directory partition basis.


Closes ReplMon and discontinues monitoring servers.

Edit Menu

Edit menu options:

Option Description

Add Monitored Server

Opens a dialog box that adds a single server to the list of servers monitored by ReplMon. By default, ReplMon does not monitor any servers. If you know the name of the server, click Add the server explicitly by name, and then type the name of the server. If you need to browse for the server, click Search the directory for the server to add, and then click Next. The entire forest can be searched if necessary. Enter a user name and password by selecting the Use Alternate Credentials checkbox.

Action Menu

The Action menu includes the Domain, Server, Site, Naming Context, and Replication Partner submenus.

Domain submenu option:

Option Description


Opens the Search Domain Controllers for Replication Errors submenu option.

Server submenu options:

Option Description

Update Status (only for this server)

Triggers an immediate status check for the selected server. The time of the updated status is logged and displayed.

Check Replication Topology

Triggers the Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) to recalculate the replication topology for the selected server.

Synchronize Each Directory Partition with All Servers

Triggers replication for the selected server's directory partitions with each partition's replication partners.

Generate Status Report

Creates and saves a status report for the selected server. When you select this option, the Save As dialog box appears. In the Save As dialog box, you can name the status report. To select the information that should be on the status report, select Report Options.

Show Domain Controllers in Domain

Opens a dialog box that lists all of the domain controllers that belong to the selected server's domain. To close this dialog box, click OK.

Show Replication Topologies

Creates a graphical view of all replication partners for all directory partitions.

Show Group Policy Object Status

Lists Group Policy objects for a specified domain controller and the object's current version number. Also lists version numbers of the Group Policy object in SysVol.

Show Current Performance Data

Displays real-time performance monitor counters that are specific to Active Directory replication.

Show Global Catalog Servers in Enterprise

Opens a dialog box that lists a list of Global Catalog servers in the selected server's forest. To close this dialog box, click OK.

Show Bridgehead Servers

Displays a list of Bridgehead servers for the selected server's site or enterprise. To close this dialog box, click OK.

Show Trust Relationships

Displays a list of trust relationships for the selected server's enterprise. To close this dialog box, click OK.

Show Attribute Meta-Data for Active Directory Object

Displays the attribute metadata for a specified object. Enter the Distinguished Name (DN) of the object in the Object dialog box and then click OK.

Clear Log

Clears the contents of the log file generated by ReplMon.


Removes the selected server from the list of monitored servers in ReplMon.


Displays properties of the selected server.

Site submenu option:

Option Description


Starts the Add Monitored Server wizard.

Naming Context submenu options:

Option Description

Synchronize This Directory Partition with All Servers

Synchronizes a selected directory partition with all domain controllers on the site.

Show Change Notifications To Replication Partners

Lists the replication messages sent to direct replication partners.

Replication Partner submenu options:

Option Description

Check Current USN and Unreplicated objects

Displays information on a selected server's replication partner. Displays unreplicated changes on selected replication partners.

Synchronize Each Directory Partition with All Servers

Manually synchronizes all of the directory partitions on a server with its replication partners. To synchronize an individual replication partner instead, right-click that replication partner and select Synchronize with this Replication Partner.

View Menu

View menu options:

Option Description

Details View

Opens a window that shows a log of server status updates.


Updates all listed servers. Refreshes every five minutes. To change the refresh interval, click the Update Automatically button and enter a value between 1 and 60.

Options dialog box General tab:

Option Description

Show Retired Replication Partners

Shows servers that are no longer replication partners in the graphical replication topology display.

Show Transitive Replication and Extended Data

When checked, logs replication events from transitive partners. (By default, only replication events from direct replication partners are entered in the log.)

Notify when replication fails after this number of attempts:

Enter a number of attempts after which ReplMon notes that replication is failing. Specify whether to enter this event in the Application log or to send an e-mail message.

Auto Generate File Names for Log Files

By default, ReplMon automatically creates a name for log files.

Default Path For Replication Status Logs

Specify a path to which ReplMon automatically saves log files.

Enable Debug Logging

Creates a separate log that can be used to troubleshoot errors in ReplMon.

Options dialog box Status Logging tab:

Option Description

Group Policy Objects

Enables Group Policy object logging.

Performance Statistics

Enables the addition of performance objects and counters to the ReplMon log.

Display Changed Attributes When Replication Occurs

Records in the ReplMon log each attribute changed, and the Update Sequence Number (USN) associated with the change.

Options dialog box Cache tab:

Option Description

Reset Button

Flushes the ReplMon cache.

See Also


Replmon Overview
Replmon Remarks
Replmon Examples
Alphabetical List of Tools
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