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sysvol and PGO replicating or not

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How can I verify if sysvol and GPO is replicating between domain controllers. I know they did replicate before as they were on the same site but since moving to another remote site I am not sure. I can see the dates on the sysvol folder are the same between the domain controllers. I am also curious as I know GPO's have been changed in the past few weeks yet the dates on the sysvol folder for policies have not. Its 2003 domain.,
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what are you using to replicate

still fsr or did you upgrade domain to dfsr?
to check replication run that on domain controllers (from cmd runned as administrator)
repadmin /showrepl
repadmin /replicate
repadmin /syncall

if it detects some errors try that

repadmin /removelingeringobjects

JAN MA CCNA
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when I run showrepl, the output is broken down into a few different sections, on the first section it shows 3 replications for different guid numbers, the first one is successful the second one a minute before failed and the third was for about ten days ago failed.
other sections are similar but I am unsure of exactly what I am looking for
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can you paste it here?

right click and press mark then press enter then press paste in ee (redact sensitive information and possibly change domainnames to something else)
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For security I can't paste sorry!
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ok details removed


Default-First-Site\mycompany-server1
DC Options: (none)
Site Options: (none)
DC object GUID: e969e570-9334-4cc3-aa80-79fe94ecbd9f
DC invocationID: af1b471f-cd3d-4bad-b7a1-0f93eb66b2f4

==== INBOUND NEIGHBORS ======================================

DC=mycompany,DC=local
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-server2 via RPC
        DC object GUID: a6067ddb-5854-472d-b6ce-fe30625083f9
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 11:25:34 was successful.
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-mainDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 1f5739a0-d579-4c20-97af-902d9fc50744
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 11:26:17 failed, result 1722 (0x6ba):
            The RPC server is unavailable.
        51857 consecutive failure(s).
        Last success @ 2013-01-20 00:20:17.
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-secondDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 844e9cc0-41a9-49da-8449-0523cf96aa36
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 11:26:17 was successful.

CN=Configuration,DC=mycompany,DC=local
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-server2 via RPC
        DC object GUID: a6067ddb-5854-472d-b6ce-fe30625083f9
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 10:57:05 was successful.
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-secondDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 844e9cc0-41a9-49da-8449-0523cf96aa36
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 10:57:05 was successful.
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-mainDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 1f5739a0-d579-4c20-97af-902d9fc50744
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 10:57:26 failed, result 1722 (0x6ba):
            The RPC server is unavailable.
        458 consecutive failure(s).
        Last success @ 2013-01-19 23:56:48.

CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=mycompany,DC=local
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-server2 via RPC
        DC object GUID: a6067ddb-5854-472d-b6ce-fe30625083f9
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 10:57:26 was successful.
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-secondDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 844e9cc0-41a9-49da-8449-0523cf96aa36
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 10:57:26 was successful.
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-mainDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 1f5739a0-d579-4c20-97af-902d9fc50744
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 10:57:47 failed, result 1722 (0x6ba):
            The RPC server is unavailable.
        455 consecutive failure(s).
        Last success @ 2013-01-19 23:56:48.

DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=mycompany,DC=local
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-mainDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 1f5739a0-d579-4c20-97af-902d9fc50744
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 11:12:11 failed, result 1722 (0x6ba):
            The RPC server is unavailable.
        2168 consecutive failure(s).
        Last success @ 2013-01-20 00:13:35.
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-secondDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 844e9cc0-41a9-49da-8449-0523cf96aa36
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 11:12:32 was successful.

DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=mycompany,DC=local
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-mainDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 1f5739a0-d579-4c20-97af-902d9fc50744
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 10:57:05 failed, result 1256 (0x4e8):
            The remote system is not available. For information about network tr
oubleshooting, see Windows Help.
        479 consecutive failure(s).
        Last success @ 2013-01-19 23:56:49.
    Default-First-Site\mycompany-secondDC via RPC
        DC object GUID: 844e9cc0-41a9-49da-8449-0523cf96aa36
        Last attempt @ 2013-02-07 10:58:08 was successful.

Source: Default-First-Site\mycompany-mainDC
******* 51856 CONSECUTIVE FAILURES since 2013-01-20 00:20:17
Last error: 1256 (0x4e8):
            The remote system is not available. For information about network tr
oubleshooting, see Windows Help.
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I can see it is failing for one particular domain controller each time.
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Ant update? Did you tried dissabling (temporally) software firewall on servers? If you are using some hardware firewalls -did you forward all necessary ports -checked nat policy? Also try "netstat -an" to see open/listening ports.  dissabling hips antivirus software temporally just to exclude it from potential causes. Any vlans on the system?
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Thanks seems to be firewall issue
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good you found it - and thanks for points:)
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