PDC not replicating to BDC
Posted on 1998-02-19
The replication between my PDC (set up as en exportserver) and my BDC (set up as the import computer) does not work.
I want to replicate the logon-scripts on the PDC who reside inn the "\winnt\system32\repl\import\scripts" directory to the same directory on the BDC.
On both machines the replication-service logs on as an administrator. The "Repl$" shareperms. are set to full control to this user on both NT 4.0 SP3 servers. The directory permissions for the "\winnt\system32\repl\import" on both machines alse have full control perms.
The replication services are both running and there are no errors (or any other messages from the replicator for that matter) in their eventlogs. It's just that nothing happens at all.
On the PDC i configured the "C:\WINNT\System32\Repl\Import" directory as the export dir with the following settings: subdir=scripts, locks=no, stabilize=no, subtree=yes.
On the BDC i configured the "C:\WINNT\System32\Repl\Import" directory as the import dir with the following settings:
subdir=scripts, locks=no, status=no master (that's the problem i think), last update=empty.
I know that when you set the export dir it suggests the "C:\OS\WINNT\System32\Repl\Export" directory by default but as the scripts reside in the "import\scripts" directory i choose that dir. as the export dir. This prevents me from having to copy the scripts from the PDC's "repl\import" dir. to the PDC "repl\export" dir. in order the get them replicated to the BDC.
Also, the "From" and "To" lists on both machines are empty as they are both on the same domain and IP subnet.
The two machines connect through TCP/IP only.
There is no problem with the connection between the two because i can copy files freely between them.
Again, i get no errors anywhere but nothing happens either.