Active directory not replicating, server tombstoned , was shutdown for more than six months

Posted on 2009-02-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello Experts

I have a windows server 2003 that has active directory installed and it was a domain controller. I had some hardware issue with it , and the server was like shut down for more than six months. Now when I connect it back, obviously active directory is not replicating.

My question is how to revive the server to start replicating with other domain controllers.
Could some one also tell me what is this repadmin command used for. And how to I go about accessing it.

Please guys respond back at ur earliest convinience.


Question by:ashjuv
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    Hi ashjuv,

    If tombstone interval has expired, you should demote domain controller which was not replicating. Run dcpromo /forceremoval on the problem DC to forcibly demote the server.
    Perform metdatata cleanup:

    Repadmin tool is part of Windows 2003 Support tools and it is used for troubleshooting replication.



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