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Best command to see the health of my local domain after PDC change

Hello, I just replaced an older PDC (win 2008r2) with a new PDC (win 2012r2) and when I use the "nslookup all" command I get the message, "can't find all: Non-existent domain".   I tried this command on another one of my client's networks and got the same results.

What is the best command to see the health of my local domain and to make sure I have correctly replaced my PDC.  

I did use the following commands prior to demoting the DC with dcpromo

ntdsutil >Roles>Connections
Connect to xyzserver
Transfer RID Master
Transfer Instartucture Master
Transfer domain naming master
Transfer PDC
Transfer schema master
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LearnctxEngineerCommented:
I use the "nslookup all" command I get the message, "can't find all: Non-existent domain"

Correct, unless you are you hosting the TLD "all", that is the correct response. You need to specify your query type as follows.

nslookup -type=all yourdomain.here
or
nslookup -q=all yourdomain.here

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What is the best command to see the health of my local domain and to make sure I have correctly replaced my PDC.

If you have little to no experience with Active Directory, then a tool like AD Replication Status Tool is the way to go for a quick and dirty health check. It will check for DC replication issues and also link you off to support articles for any issues it does find. There is also Microsoft IT Health Scanner which is designed for SMB's to check the health of their Microsoft infrastructure.

Otherwise you'll need to use commands like dcdiag (dcdiag /e /c /v /d), repadmin (repadmin /showrepl). There are other tools too but these are going to be the best to tell you what is going on.

Larger companies will get a yearly assessment and check up from Microsoft in what is called an AD RAP (Right Assessment Program) which is unfortunately only available if you are a premier services customer. But they do leave you with some cool diagnostic tools and scripts which are licensed back to your company that you can't get elsewhere.
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