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Active Directory suddenly not replicating

I'm newly employed and just found out after running a dcdiag and netdiag, that their Active Directory was not replicating since last November 5, 2008. Kindly help on fixing the replication problem:

Below are the results from DCDIAG and NETDIAG:
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Domain Controller Diagnosis
 
Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.
 
Doing initial required tests
 
   Testing server: MYSITE\MYPDC
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... MYPDC passed test Connectivity
 
Doing primary tests
 
   Testing server: MYSITE\MYPDC
      Starting test: Replications
         REPLICATION-RECEIVED LATENCY WARNING
         MYPDC:  Current time is 2009-02-09 11:07:46.
            DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=MYDOMAIN,DC=local
               Last replication recieved from MYBDC at 2008-11-05 02:58:56
.
               WARNING:  This latency is over the Tombstone Lifetime of 60 days!
 
            DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=MYDOMAIN,DC=local
               Last replication recieved from MYBDC at 2008-11-05 02:58:56
.
               WARNING:  This latency is over the Tombstone Lifetime of 60 days!
 
            CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=MYDOMAIN,DC=local
               Last replication recieved from MYBDC at 2008-11-05 02:58:56
.
               WARNING:  This latency is over the Tombstone Lifetime of 60 days!
 
            CN=Configuration,DC=MYDOMAIN,DC=local
               Last replication recieved from MYBDC at 2008-11-05 02:59:29
.
               WARNING:  This latency is over the Tombstone Lifetime of 60 days!
 
            DC=MYDOMAIN,DC=local
               Last replication recieved from MYBDC at 2008-11-05 02:58:56
.
               WARNING:  This latency is over the Tombstone Lifetime of 60 days!
 
         ......................... MYPDC passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ......................... MYPDC passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ......................... MYPDC passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ......................... MYPDC passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         Warning: CN=NTDS Settings\0ADEL:1807a617-0df5-43f6-9494-edcd083cbbbe,CN=MYBDC,CN=Servers,CN=OTHERSITE,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=MYDOMAIN,DC=local is the Infrastructure Update Owner, but is deleted.
         ......................... MYPDC failed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... MYPDC passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ......................... MYPDC passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
         ......................... MYPDC passed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ......................... MYPDC passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         ......................... MYPDC passed test frssysvol
      Starting test: frsevent
         ......................... MYPDC passed test frsevent
      Starting test: kccevent
         ......................... MYPDC passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 02/09/2009   11:03:58
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         ......................... MYPDC failed test systemlog
      Starting test: VerifyReferences
         ......................... MYPDC passed test VerifyReferences
 
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation
 
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
 
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation
 
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
 
   Running partition tests on : Schema
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom
 
   Running partition tests on : Configuration
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom
 
   Running partition tests on : MYDOMAIN
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... MYDOMAIN passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... MYDOMAIN passed test CheckSDRefDom
 
   Running enterprise tests on : MYDOMAIN.local
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... MYDOMAIN.local passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ......................... MYDOMAIN.local passed test FsmoCheck
 
 
 
 
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=-=-=-=[ NETDIAG ]=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
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    Computer Name: MYPDC
    DNS Host Name: MYPDC.MYDOMAIN.local
    System info : Windows 2000 Server (Build 3790)
    Processor : x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9, GenuineIntel
    List of installed hotfixes :
        KB911564
        KB921503
        KB925398_WMP64
        KB925902
        KB926122
        KB927891
        KB929123
        KB930178
        KB931768
        KB931784
        KB931836
        KB932168
        KB933360
        KB933566
        KB933729
        KB933854
        KB935839
        KB935840
        KB935966
        KB936021
        KB936357
        KB936782
        KB937143
        KB938127
        KB938464
        KB939653
        KB941202
        KB941568
        KB941569
        KB941644
        KB941672
        KB941693
        KB942615
        KB942763
        KB942830
        KB942831
        KB942840
        KB943055
        KB943460
        KB943484
        KB943485
        KB944338
        KB944533
        KB944653
        KB945553
        KB946026
        KB947864
        KB948496
        KB948590
        KB948881
        KB949014
        KB950759
        KB950760
        KB950762
        KB950974
        KB951066
        KB951072-v2
        KB951698
        KB951746
        KB951748
        KB952069
        KB952954
        KB953838
        KB953839
        KB954211
        KB954600
        KB955069
        KB955839
        KB956390
        KB956391
        KB956802
        KB956803
        KB956841
        KB957095
        KB957097
        KB958215
        KB958644
        KB958687
        KB960714
        Q147222
 
 
Netcard queries test . . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
 
Per interface results:
 
    Adapter : Local Area Connection
 
        Netcard queries test . . . : Passed
 
        Host Name. . . . . . . . . : MYPDC
        IP Address . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.53
        Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway. . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
        Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.53
                                     192.168.2.80
 
 
        AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed
 
        Default gateway test . . . : Passed
 
        NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed
        [WARNING] At least one of the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names is missing.
 
        WINS service test. . . . . : Skipped
            There are no WINS servers configured for this interface.
 
 
Global results:
 
 
Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently configured:
        NetBT_Tcpip_{F761DF85-5918-4E78-B2C2-A5898748F8F6}
    1 NetBt transport currently configured.
 
 
Autonet address test . . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
IP loopback ping test. . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
Default gateway test . . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    [WARNING] You don't have a single interface with the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names defined.
 
 
Winsock test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    PASS - All the DNS entries for DC are registered on DNS server '192.168.1.53' and other DCs also have some of the names registered.
    PASS - All the DNS entries for DC are registered on DNS server '192.168.2.80' and other DCs also have some of the names registered.
 
 
Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir
        NetBT_Tcpip_{F761DF85-5918-4E78-B2C2-A5898748F8F6}
    The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.
 
    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser
        NetBT_Tcpip_{F761DF85-5918-4E78-B2C2-A5898748F8F6}
    The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.
 
 
DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Skipped
 
 
Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    [WARNING] Failed to query SPN registration on DC 'MYBDC.MYDOMAIN.local'.
 
 
Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
 
 
WAN configuration test . . . . . . : Skipped
    No active remote access connections.
 
 
Modem diagnostics test . . . . . . : Passed
 
IP Security test . . . . . . . . . : Skipped
 
    Note: run "netsh ipsec dynamic show /?" for more detailed information
 
 
The command completed successfully
 
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DCDIAG-RESULT-02092009.txt
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Raleigh Guevarra
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Raleigh Guevarra
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Pete LongConsultantCommented:
Hello deathect,

in AD sites and services - if you force replication what error do you get?

Regards,

PeteLong
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Michael PfisterCommented:

You have 2 problems:

1) Why did the replication fail at all?
2) How to find the DC that has the up-to-date information?

Regarding 1)
It looks like the 2 DCs reside on different subnets. How are they connected? WAN/LAN/VPN? I'd also like to see the output of dcdiag and netdiag of  "MYBDC"

2) Check who holds the FSMO roles on your "MYPDC" :

DCdiag /test:Knowsofroleholders /v

Also check which system is authenticating your users (I assume only MYPDC)
If all roles and user authentication is running on MYPDC, the easiest thing would be to denote MYBDC, clean up the Active Directory metadata of MYBDC on MYPDC (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498/en-us) and re-promote MYBDC as a domain controller.
If MYBDC does not allow to be denoted, check http://support.microsoft.com/kb/332199/en-us how to force the denote process.






 
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Another solution would be to force replication between the 2 DCs despite the Tombstone Lifetime

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757610.aspx

The info is for WIndows Server 2003 but I believe it works for Windows 2000 as well.
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