How Can I Test AD Replication
Posted on 2009-02-18
What tests can I perform to ensure that AD replication between 2 sites is working properly? The sites each have DCs on them, and have site links, replication partners etc. setup and all SEEMS working.
I have performed a basic test of creating a user on each site and then forcing replication and checked each DC to ensure that the user created on remote site appears locally. This is working fine. A colleague told me that he remembers that there are 2 distinct parts of AD replication that should be tested - simple creation of user objects being one, but he can't remember the other one.
NTFRS and SYSVOL replication is working fine, and has been verified with REPLMON (I used this to confirm Group Policy Status on remote server to confirm a GPO created locally replicated out).
Thanks in advance :-)