Recently, I just turned 2 of my 3 domain controller servers back on after being off for quite a while. Each one is configured to replicate AD from one to another one. However when the replication process is started I get a exceeded tombstone lifetime error. The error says: "The AD cannot replicate with this server because the lifetime since the last replication with this server has exceeded the tombstone liftime."
How do I change this so that all three will replicate correctly? Is it a matter of changing the tombstone lifetime or is there a way that I can re-sync all of my servers with my primary domain controller? I did try the command repadmin /replicate and other switches and also the command dcdiag. Those did not help, they only pretty much gave me the same information that I am giving you.
If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them. Thanks!