Active Directory Sites and Services, issue with replication
Posted on 2014-08-12
This is a bit weird to me, but I am not sure what is wrong. Background Info.
Windows 2012R2 servers running in Forest/domain functional level 2008r2.
Two Sites, connected with a 30MB vpn connections
Site A is main default site, Site B is remote site.
Site A contains a server with all FSMO roles.
Site B contains a server with R/W AD controller
In Sites and services, everything is default. No custom links.
Intersite Transport is the "DEFAULTIPSITELINK"
Active Directory appears to be healthy.
I have two sites in Sites and services. Each site has 1 server. Each site has more than one subnet attached to it. All the site links are automatically generate. repadmin /kcc shows no errors, repadmin /syncall shows no errors.
When I create a user on a server in Site A, the user doesn't show up as a user on the AD server in Site B. The converse is also true. It is the same for new computers that join the domain. I have waited 24 hours to see if the users would replicate eventually, thinking it was a timing issue. Nope, not even after 24 hours.
If I move AD server in Site B to site A, the users that were created when the server was in Site B do not replicated to the server in Site A. BUT......With the servers in the same site, if I create a brand new user, the user is IMMEDIATELY replicated to all servers, and all is good.
After creating the user, and seeing that is replicated to all the servers, I can then move AD server from Site A back to Site B, change password, change username, change anything, and it is replicated to all the servers.
I can freely move FSMO rolls between servers that are in different sites, so I feel confident that replication is working properly. Since the domain was built with 2008r2, it is DFS replications, and all looks good in the console
Is there anything I can check to see what is going on. Any, "A HA!" moments that anyone can share?