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Repadmin Syntax

Updated: October 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Repadmin.exe Syntax

Repadmin uses the following general syntax:

Art Image repadmin Operation Parameters [/rpc] [/ldap][/u:Domain\User] [/pw:{Password | *}]

/rpc
This parameter forces Repadmin to use an RPC session for network communications.

/ldap
This parameter forces Repadmin to use an LDAP session for network communications if posable. If the LDAP connection fails then Repadmin attempts to connect using an RPC session. This is the default behavior for Repadmin.

/u
Specifies the user name that has permissions to perform operations in Active Directory.

/pw
Specifies the password for the user name entered with the /u parameter.

The DC_LIST Parameter

This section explains the syntax of the semi-global dc_list parameter

Art Image{dc_name| * |partial_server_name*| site:site_name |gc: |fsmo_type:[name]}

dc_name
Specifies the host name of a domain controller.

*
Standard wildcard character. When this is used it returns all domain controllers in the enterprise. Improper use can cause a significant increase in network traffic.

partial_server_name*
Partial wildcard character matching. For example, if given the partial domain controller name "woodgrovebank*", the wildcard character would return woodgrovebank-dc1 and woodgrovebank-dc2, but not woodgrove-diff-name.

site: site_name
The site: parameter takes the name of an Active Directory site (site_name), and returns all domain controllers in that site.

gc:
Queries all Global Catalog Servers in the enterprise.

fsmo_ type:[name]
Specifies a group of domain controllers to query by operations master (also know as flexible single master operations or FSMO) type. Valid operations master types follow.

 

Operations Master Type Description

fsmo_pdc:[name]

Runs the repadmin.exe command against the PDC Emulator. The name parameter takes a naming context.

fsmo_rid:[name]

Runs the repadmin.exe command against the RID operations master. The name parameter takes a naming context.

fsmo_im:[name]

Runs the repadmin.exe command against the IM operations master. The name parameter takes a naming context.

fsmo_istg:[name]

Runs the repadmin.exe command against the ISTG operations master. The name parameter takes a site DN.

fsmo_dnm:

Runs the repadmin.exe command against the DNM operations master.

fsmo_schema:

Runs the repadmin.exe command against the Schema operations master.

Operations

Repadmin bind

Repadmin bridgeheads

Repadmin checkprop

Repadmin dsaguid

Repadmin failcache

Repadmin istg

Repadmin kcc

Repadmin latency

Repadmin notifyopt

Repadmin options

Repadmin queue

Repadmin querysites

Repadmin regkey

Repadmin removelingeringobjects

Repadmin replicate

Repadmin replsingleobj

Repadmin replsummary

Repadmin showattr

Repadmin showcert

Repadmin showchanges

Repadmin showconn

Repadmin showctx

Repadmin showism

Repadmin showmsg

Repadmin showncsig

Repadmin showobjmeta

Repadmin showoutcalls

Repadmin showproxy

Repadmin showrepl

Repadmin showsig

Repadmin showtime

Repadmin showtrust

Repadmin showutdvec

Repadmin showvalue

Repadmin siteoptions

Repadmin syncall

Repadmin viewlist

Repadmin oldhelp

Repadmin bind

Connects to, and displays the replication features for, a directory partition on a domain controller.

Art Image repadmin /bind [DC_LIST]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller, or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

Repadmin bridgeheads

Lists the bridgehead servers for a specified site.

Art Image repadmin /bridgeheads [DC_LIST] [/verbose]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller, or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

/verbose
Lists detailed information.

Repadmin checkprop

Compares properties of specified domain controllers to determine if they are up-to-date with each other. The source domain controller contains the original information that needs to be checked. The destination domain controller data is compared to the source domain controller data.

Art Image repadmin /checkprop [DC_LIST] NamingContext OriginatingDCInvocationID OriginatingUSN

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller, or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

NamingContext
Specifies the distinguished name of the directory partition on the source domain controller.

OriginatingDCInvocationID
Specifies the unique hexadecimal number that identifies an object on a source domain controller. The InvocationID can be retrieved by using the showrepl operation.

OriginatingUSN
Specifies the USN for the object on the source domain controller. The USN is for the object whose InvocationID is already listed.

Repadmin dsaguid

Returns a server name when given a GUID.

Art Image repadmin /dsaguid [DC_LIST] [GUID]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller, or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

GUID
Specifies the unique hexadecimal number that identifies the domain controller. The GUID can be retrieved by using the showrepl operation.

Repadmin failcache

Displays a list of failed replication events detected by the Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC).

Art Image repadmin /failcache [DC_LIST]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

Repadmin istg

Returns the server name of the ISTG server for a specified site.

Art Image repadmin /istg [DC_LIST] [/verbose]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller, or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

/verbose
Lists detailed information.

Repadmin kcc

Forces the KCC to recalculate replication topology for a specified domain controller. By default this recalculation occurs every 15 minutes.

Art Image repadmin /kcc [DC_LIST] [/async]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

/async
Specifies that replication will be asynchronous. This means that Repadmin starts the replication event, but it does not expect an immediate response from the destination domain controller. Use this parameter to start kcc and not wait for it to finish.

Repadmin latency

Displays the amount of time between replications using the ISTG Keep Alive timestamp.

Notes

  • These time stamps are not used in Windows Server 2003 Native Mode, and results are inaccurate.

  • In Windows Server 2003 Native Mode, the repadmin /showutdvec /latency is used in place of the operation.

Art Image repadmin /latency [DC_LIST] [/verbose]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller, or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

/verbose
Lists detailed information.

Repadmin notifyopt

Displays and sets the notification timing settings for replication of a specified directory partition.

Art Image repadmin /notifyopt [DC_LIST] NamingContext [/first:Value] [/subs:Value]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller, or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

NamingContext
Specifies the distinguished name of the directory partition on the source domain controller.

first
The number of seconds after a change is made before the domain controller notifies its first replication partner that there is a change.

subs
Once the first replication partner is notified of a change, the subs parameter specifies the number of seconds to wait before notifying the next replication partner.

Repadmin options

Changes default Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) behavior on the NTDS Settings object of a domain controller.

Syntax for /options is available by typing:

repadmin /experthelp

ImportantImportant
Setting these options might impair or disable the ability of the KCC to calculate the topology automatically. These options are intended for use by advanced administrators for special situations. If you set these options, document the settings carefully to ensure that the KCC functions as expected and can be restored to default functionality if necessary.

repadmin /options [DC] [{+|-}IS_GC] [{+|-}DISABLE_INBOUND_REPL]

[{+|-}DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL] [{+|-}DISABLE_NTDSCONN_XLATE]

Parameters

DC
Specifies the host name of the domain controller on which to set the NTDS Settings options.

{+|-}IS_GC
Adds or removes the global catalog.

{+|-}DISABLE_INBOUND_REPL
Stops (+) or restarts (-) inbound replication.

{+|-}DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL
Stops (+) or restarts (-) outbound replication.

{+|-}DISABLE_NTDSCONN_XLATE
Prevents connections from forming replication partnerships.

Repadmin queue

Displays tasks waiting in the replication queue.

Art Image repadmin /queue [DC_LIST]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller, or a list of domain controllers separated by a space. See above for detailed syntax.

Repadmin querysites

Uses routing information to determine cost of a route from a specified site to another specified site or sites.

Art Image repadmin /querysites FromSiteRDN ToSite1RDN [ToSite2RDN...

Parameters

Note

  • The Relative Distinguished Names (RDNs) used in this command are case-sensitive.

FromSiteRDN
Specifies the RDN of the site from which the cost is calculated.

ToSiteRDN
Specifies the RDN of the site to which the cost is calculated.

Note

  • The querysites parameter does not allow the use of alternate credentials.

Repadmin regkey

Changes the value of an entry in a registry key. This command is available only in the version of Repadmin that is included with Windows Support Tools in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This command can be applied only on domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 with SP1.

Art Image repadmin /regkey [DC_LIST]{+|-}value]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller, a list of domain controllers separated by a space, or * for all domain controllers in the forest. See above for detailed syntax.

{+|-}value]
Specifies enabling (+) or disabling (-) the registry entry specified in value. The following table describes the value that can be applied on domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 with SP1.

 

Value Description

strict

The Strict Replication Consistency entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\

CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters

Repadmin removelingeringobjects

Uses an authoritative domain controller to compare the directory of a domain controller (destination) that is suspected of having lingering objects against the directory of a domain controller (source) that is designated as a reference source for up-to-date values for the domain of the destination. When the advisory mode parameter is used, this command provides a list of found lingering objects. When the advisory mode parameter is not used, this command removes lingering objects from the destination domain controller.

Syntax for /removelingeringobjects is available by typing:

repadmin /experthelp

ImportantImportant
To use the repadmin /removelingeringobjects command, both source and destination domain controllers must be running Windows Server 2003.

Art Image repadmin /removelingeringobjects Destination_DC_List SourceDCGUID NamingContextDN /advisory_mode

Parameters

noteNote
"Destination" in the context of this syntax does not indicate a destination replication partner, but rather a source replication partner that is suspected of having lingering objects. The term "destination" identifies the server as the focus of the lingering object removal process.

Destination_DC_List
Specifies the host name of a destination domain controller, a list of domain controllers separated by a space, or * for all domain controllers in the enterprise. See above for detailed syntax.

SourceDCGUID
Specifies the GUID of the source (reference) domain controller that will be used to identify objects that are outdated (lingering) on the destination. Obtain the GUID by running repadmin /showrepl against the source domain controller that you are using as the reference server.

NamingContextDN
Specifies the distinguished name of the directory partition from which the lingering objects are to be removed.

advisory_mode
Prints a list of objects that are found in the directory of the destination domain controller that are not found in the directory of the source domain controller. Objects are not removed if this parameter is used.

Repadmin replicate

Starts a replication event for the specified directory partition between the source and destination domain controllers. The source UUID can be determined when viewing the replication partners by using the Repadmin showrepl operation.

Syntax 1

Art Image repadmin /replicate Destination_DC_LIST Source_DC_NAME [/force] [/async] [/full] [/addref]

Syntax 2

Art Image repadmin /replicate Destination_DC_LIST [/force] [/async] [/full] [/addref] [/allsources]

Parameters

Destination_DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of the destination domain controller (Directory Server Agent) with which you want to replicate. See above for detailed syntax on the DC_LIST parameter. This parameter cannot be used with /allsource.

Source_DC_NAME
Specifies the host name of the source domain controller with which you want to replicate. This parameter accepts a GUID, GUID-based DNS name, or the name of a server object.

/force
This parameter is used to override the Disable Replication option on a server.

/async
Specifies that the replication will be asynchronous. This means that Repadmin starts the replication event, but it does not expect an immediate response from the destination domain controller. Use this parameter when there are slow links between domain controllers.

/full
Forces a full replication of all objects from the destination domain controller.

/addref
Directs the source to check for a notification entry on the source. If the source does not have a notification entry for this destination, one is added.

/allsources
A given destination can have multiple sources for the same naming context. Directs the destination to sync with all sources instead of just one. This parameter cannot be used with Destination_DC_LIST

/readonly
This parameter is ignored by the /replicate operation.

Repadmin replsingleobj

Replicates a single object between any two domain controllers that have partitions in common. The two domain controllers do not have a replication agreement. Replication agreements can be shown by using the Repadmin /showrepl command.

Art Image repadmin /replsingleobject [DC_LISTDsaSourceGUID ObjectDN

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

DsaSourceGUID
Specifies the unique hexadecimal number that identifies the object that will be replicated. The objectGUID can be retrieved by using the showrepl operation.

ObjectDN
Specifies the distinguished name of the object.

Repadmin replsummary

The replsummary operation quickly and concisely summarizes the replication state and relative health of a forest.

Art Image repadmin /replsummary [DC_LIST] [/bysrc] [/bydest] [/errorsonly] [/sort:{delta | partners | failures | error | percent}]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

/bysrc
This parameter shows the output of the repadmin.exe/replsummary command, from the perspective of the replication source, in the form of a table. This means that a given source server is "pulled on" by multiple client computers. The table is sorted in order of the source computers that are having the most problems, across all the clients in the forest. This parameter does not display the destination domain controller.

/bydest
This parameter shows the output of the repadmin.exe/replsummary command, from the perspective of the replication destination, in the form of a table. This means that the "client" is pulling the changes from a replication source or "server", and the table shows the inbound systems, and what problems they are having with their partners. The table is sorted in the order of the inbound systems that are having the most problem with inbound replication, across all the possible partners in the forest. This parameter does not display the source domain controller.

/errorsonly
Shows only the domain controllers where the partner error is non-zero.

/sort:{delta| partners| failures| error| percent}
Sorts the replsummary table by the specified column heading.

Notes

  • The /bysrc and /bydest parameters may be specified at the same time. If this is done, then Repadmin displays the /bysrc table first and the /bydest table next.

  • If the parameters /bysrc and /bydest are both absent, Repadmin picks the best one, and displays the one with the least number of partner errors.

Repadmin showattr

The /showattr operation displays the attributes of an object.

Art Image repadmin /showattr DC_LIST [OBJ_LIST] [OBJ_LIST_OPTIONS] [/atts:attribute,attribute,...] [/allvalues] [/long] [/nolongblob] [/nolongblob] [/nolongfriendly] [/dumpallblob]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax. This is a required parameter.

OBJ_LIST
This parameter takes a DN or a special keyword that expands into a DN. The keywords are:

  • Ncobj:config:

  • Ncobj:schema:

  • Ncobj:domain: This key word is the domain partition DN of the home server.

  • Dsaobj: This keyword is the NTDS settings object of the home server.

OBJ_LIST_OPTIONS
The OBJ_LIST_OPTION parameter is required to perform a generic LDAP search from the command line. The parameter requires a Base DN, with the ability to use a search modifier option. The valid search modifier options are as follow:

  • /filter:<ldap_filter>

  • /base

  • /subtree

  • /onelevel

See the LDAP documentation for the LDAP filter syntax.

/atts:<attributes,attributes,...
Returns only the attributes specified. Separate each listed attribute with a comma.

/allvalues
For an attribute, the tool only displays 20 values unless this flag is specified, in which case it shows all values.

/long
Displays one value per line.

/nolongblob
This parameter is ignored by the /showattr operation.

/nolongfriendly
This parameter is ignored by the /showattr operation.

/friendlyblob[:attributeattribute...]
If any attributes are specified, only those attributes named are displayed in friendly format. Otherwise all known blobs are formatted.

/nolongfriendly
Does not format blobs.

/dumpallblob
Dumps the blob in a default byte-by-byte format if there is not a friendly formatted interpretation available for it.

/nodumpallblob
Does not show the blob if there is not a formatted interpretation available.

Note

  • A blob in this context means an attribute that is not a simple type, like a string or an integer. A blob is a complex structured type that is stored as binary bytes. In order to make sense of the blob, a program must interpret it and format it. A friendly blob is a blob that the program knows about and can format in an understandable way. The program has a list of blobs that it understands.

Repadmin showcert

Displays the server certificates loaded on a specified domain controller.

Art Image repadmin /showcert DC_LIST

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax. This is a required parameter.

Repadmin showchanges

Displays changes from a specified directory partition or changes to a specified object. Syntax 1 saves changes to a directory partition. If this information is saved to a file the getchanges operation can be run again for comparison. Syntax 2 lists changes to a specified object.

Syntax

Art Image repadmin/showchanges SourceDC NamingContext [/cookie:File] [/atts:attribute,attribute,...]

Syntax

Art Image repadmin /showchanges DestDC SourceDCObjectGUID NamingContext [/verbose] [/statistics] [/noincremental] [/objectsecurity] [/ancestors] [/atts: attribute1,attribute2,...] [/filter: ldap filter]

Parameters

DestDC
Specifies the host name of the destination domain controller from which to enumerate the host domain controllers.

SourceDC
Specifies the host name of the domain controller that hosts the directory partition whose changes you want to view.

NamingContext
Specifies the distinguished name of the directory partition.

/cookie: File
Specifies a name for the file to which list changes are saved.

/atts: attribute1attributes...
Returns only the attributes specified. Separate each listed attribute with a comma.

SourceDCObjectGUID
Specifies the unique hexadecimal number that identifies the object whose changes will be listed. The objectGUID can be retrieved by using the showrepl operation.

/verbose
Lists detailed information.

/statistics
Displays a summary of information about changes instead of a list of individual changes.

/noincremental
Returns changes in value change format, which lists current values for attributes as well what attributes have been added or deleted. If not specified, changes are returned in attribute change format, which shows only the current value of the attribute.

/objectsecurity
Overrides the need for the Get Changes right to the directory partition. By default this right is needed to run the GetChanges parameter. However, only changes that the currently logged on user has the rights to view are displayed.

/ancestors
Returns changes in USN order.

/filter: ldap filter
Returns only those changes that meet the filter requirements.

Note

  • The information from Syntax 1 can be saved to a file for later comparison.

Repadmin showconn

Displays the connection objects for a specified domain controller. Default is local site.

Art Image repadmin /showconn [DC_LIST] [ServerRDN | ContainerDN | DC_GUID] [/From:ServerRDN] [/intersite]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

ServerRDN
Specifies the RDN of a server.

ContainerDN
Specifies the distinguished name of a container.

DC_GUID
Specifies the unique hexadecimal number that identifies the domain controller. The GUID can be retrieved by using the showrepl operation.

/From: ServerRDN
Displays only the connection objects that exist to the specified server. By default all connection objects are displayed.

/intersite
Displays only those connection objects that are between sites.

Repadmin showctx

Displays a list of computers that have opened sessions with a specified domain controller.

Art Image repadmin /showctx [DC_LIST] [/nocache]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

/nocache
Specifies that GUIDs are left in hexadecimal form. By default, GUIDs are translated into strings.

Repadmin showism

Displays intersite messaging routes calculated by the Intersite Messaging Service. This operation cannot be executed remotely.

Art Image repadmin /showism [TransportDN] [/verbose]

Parameters

TransportDN
Specifies whether the mail server is using SMTP or RPC to send messages.

/verbose
Lists detailed information.

Note

  • The repadmin.exe/showism cannot be executed against a remote server.

Repadmin showmsg

Displays the error message for a given error number.

Art Image repadmin /showmsg {Win32Error | DSEventID /NTDSMSG}

Parameters

Win32Error
Returns a short description of the given Win32 error code.

DSEventID /NTDSMSG
Returns the actual event log text for the specified event ID.

Repadmin showncsig

Each domain controller has a naming context signature list. repadmin.exe/showncsig displays a list of the removed application partition GUIDs. An application partition can be configured to be held or not held on a particular domain controller using ntdsutil.

Art Image repadmin /showncsig [DC_LIST]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

Repadmin showobjmeta

Displays the replication metadata for a specified object stored in Active Directory, such as attribute ID, version number, originating and local Update Sequence Number (USN), and originating server's GUID and Date and Time stamp. By comparing the replication metadata for the same object on different domain controllers, an administrator can determine whether replication has taken place.

Art Image repadmin /showobjmeta [DC_LIST] ObjectDN [/nocache] [/linked]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

ObjectDN
Specifies the distinguished name of the object.

/nocache
Specifies that GUIDs are left in hexadecimal form. By default, GUIDs are translated into strings.

/linked
Displays metadata associated with, but not stored with, the specified object.

Repadmin showoutcalls

Displays calls that have not yet been answered, made by the specified server to other servers.

Art Image repadmin /showoutcalls [DC_LIST]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

Repadmin showproxy

Lists cross domain move proxy objects. When an object is moved to another domain, a marker is left in the old domain indicating that the object used to be there. This is called the proxy.

Syntax

Art Image repadmin /showproxy [DC_LIST] [NamingContext] [matchstring]

Syntax

Art Image repadmin /showproxy [DC_LIST] [ObjectDN] [matchstring] /movedobject

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

NamingContext
Specifies the distinguished name of the directory partition on the source domain controller.

ObjectDN
Specifies the distinguished name of the object.

matchstring
Specifies a filter for the output. Type a string of characters that must be present in the distinguished name in order to display the object.

movedobject
Displays a history of information from the original domain on a moved object after it has reached the new domain.

Repadmin showrepl

Displays the replication partners for each directory partition on the specified domain controller. Helps the administrator build a visual representation of the replication topology and see the role of each domain controller in the replication process.

Art Image repadmin /showrepl [DC_LIST] [SourceDCObjectGUID] [NamingContext] [/verbose] [/nocache] [/repsto] [/conn] [/csv] [/all] [/errorsonly] [/intersite]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

SourceDCObjectGUID
Specifies the unique hexadecimal number that identifies the object whose replication events will be listed.

NamingContext
Specifies the distinguished name of the directory partition.

/verbose
Lists detailed information.

/nocache
Specifies that GUIDs are left in hexadecimal form. By default, GUIDs are translated into strings.

/repsto
Lists the domain controllers that pull replication information from the specified directory partition. To see the outbound neighbors, specify /repsto or /all.

/conn
Displays the connection objects associated with each link.

/csv
Displays the output of the repadmin showrepl operation in a Comma Separated Variable (CSV) format for viewing and analysis in Microsoft Excel. Repadmin supports redirection of screen output to a file.

/all
Displays all replication partners.

/errorsonly
Only shows the partnership if it has an error associated with it.

/intersite
Only shows this partnership if the source server is in a different site than our own.

Repadmin showsig

Displays the retired invocation IDs on a domain controller. A domain controller changes its invocation ID on being restored or when re-hosting an application partition.

Art Image repadmin /showsig [DC_LIST]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

Repadmin showtime

Converts a directory service time value to string format for both the local and the UTC time zones.

Art Image repadmin /showtime [DSTimeValue]

Parameters

DSTimeValue
Specifies the time value that needs to be converted.

Note

  • With parameters omitted, repadmin /showtime displays the current system time in both the directory service format and string format.

Repadmin showtrust

Lists all domains trusted by a specified domain.

Art Image repadmin /showtrust [DC_LIST]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

Repadmin showutdvec

Displays the highest Update Sequence Number (USN) for the specified domain controller. This information shows how up-to-date a replica is with its replication partners.

Art Image repadmin /showutdvec DC_LIST NamingContext [/nocache] [/latency]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

NamingContext
Specifies the distinguished name of the directory partition.

/nocache
Specifies that GUIDs are left in hexadecimal form. By default GUIDs are translated into strings.

/latency
Sorts the information by the time required to complete the replication. By default the information is sorted by USN.

Repadmin showvalue

Displays the values of the type, last modified time, originating DC, and distinguished name of a specified object.

Art Image repadmin /showvalue [DC_LIST] ObjectDN [AttributeName] [ValueDN] [/nocache]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

ObjectDN
Specifies the distinguished name of the object.

AttributeName
Specifies a single attribute whose value you want to display.

ValueDN
Specifies the distinguished name of the attribute that is displayed.

/nocache
Specifies that GUIDs are left in hexadecimal form. By default, GUIDs are translated into strings.

Repadmin siteoptions

Changes default Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) behavior in a site.

Syntax for /siteoptions is available by typing:

repadmin /experthelp

ImportantImportant
Setting these options might impair or disable the ability of the KCC to calculate the topology automatically. These options are intended for use by advanced administrators for special situations. If you set these options, document the settings carefully to ensure that the KCC functions as expected and can be restored to default functionality if necessary.

repadmin /siteoptions [DC] [/site:SiteName]

[{+|-}IS_AUTO_TOPOLOGY_DISABLED]

[{+|-}IS_TOPL_CLEANUP_DISABLED] [{+|-}IS_TOPL_MIN_HOPS_DISABLED]

[{+|-}IS_TOPL_DETECT_STALE_DISABLED]

[{+|-}IS_INTER_SITE_AUTO_TOPOLOGY_DISABLED]

[{+|-}IS_GROUP_CACHING_ENABLED] [{+|-}FORCE_KCC_WHISTLER_BEHAVIOR] [{+|-}FORCE_KCC_W2K_ELECTION] [{+|-}IS_RAND_BH_SELECTION_DISABLED]

[{+|-}IS_SCHEDULE_HASHING_ENABLED]

[{+|-}IS_REDUNDANT_SERVER_TOPOLOGY_ENABLED]

{+|-}W2K3_IGNORE_SCHEDULES {+|-}W2K3_BRIDGES_REQUIRED

Parameters

DC
Specifies the host name of the domain controller on which to set the site options.

SiteName
The site that the option setting affects.

{+|-}IS_AUTO_TOPOLOGY_DISABLED
When enabled, prevents the KCC from generating intrasite connections on all servers in the site. Disable this option if you use manual connections and do not want the KCC to build connections automatically.

{+|-}IS_TOPL_CLEANUP_DISABLED
When enabled, prevents the KCC from removing connection objects that it does not need. Disable this option if you want to take responsibility for removing old redundant connections. Alternatively, to control or augment the topology, you can use manual connections, which the KCC does not delete.

{+|-}IS_TOPL_MIN_HOPS_DISABLED
When enabled, prevents the KCC from generating optimizing connections in the ring topology of intrasite replication. Optimizing connections reduce the replication latency in the site and disabling them is not recommended.

{+|-}IS_TOPL_DETECT_STALE_DISABLED
Prevents the KCC from excluding servers that are unreachable from the topology; that is, the KCC does use an alternate server to reroute replication. Use this option only if network communication is very unstable and brief outages are expected.

{+|-}IS_INTER_SITE_AUTO_TOPOLOGY_DISABLED
Prevents the KCC that functions as the intersite topology generator (ISTG) from generating connections for intersite replication. Use this option when you want to create manual intersite connections (disable the ISTG) but retain the KCC to generate intrasite connections.

{+|-}IS_GROUP_CACHING_ENABLED
Disables Universal Group Membership Caching in the site.

{+|-}FORCE_KCC_WHISTLER_BEHAVIOR
Implements KCC operation that is consistent with Windows Server 2003 forest functional level. This option can be set if all domain controllers in the site are running Windows Server 2003.

{+|-}FORCE_KCC_W2K_ELECTION
Off by default. When enabled, implements the Windows 2000 Server method of ISTG selection.

{+|-}IS_RAND_BH_SELECTION_DISABLED
Implements the Windows 2000 Server method of selecting a single bridgehead server per directory partition and transport.

{+|-}IS_SCHEDULE_HASHING_ENABLED
Spreads replication start times randomly across the entire schedule interval rather than just the first quarter of the interval.

{+|-}IS_REDUNDANT_SERVER_TOPOLOGY_ENABLED
Creates redundant connections between sites before a failure takes place. When enabled, disables KCC failover. Requires that automatic detection of failed connections also be disabled (+IS_TOPL_DETECT_STALE_DISABLED).

{+|-}W2K3_IGNORE_SCHEDULES
When the forest functional level Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 interim is in effect, provides KCC control of the ability to ignore schedules (replication occurs at the designated intervals and is always available).

{+|-}W2K3_BRIDGES_REQUIRED
When the forest functional level Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 interim is in effect, provides KCC control of the ability to enable or disable site link bridging.

For more information about using site options, see Planning Chapter 3, "Planning the Physical Structure for a Branch Office Deployment" in the Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Branch Office Guide on the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=28523).

Repadmin syncall

Synchronizes a specified domain controller with all replication partners.

Art Image repadmin /syncall DC [NamingContext] [Flags]

Parameters

DC
Specifies the host name of the domain controller to synchronize with all replication partners.

NamingContext
Specifies the distinguished name of the directory partition.

Flags
Performs specific actions during the replication.

 

Flag Description

/a

Abort if any server is unavailable.

/A

Sync all naming contexts that are held on the home server.

/d

Identify servers by distinguished name in messages.

/e

Enterprise, cross sites.

/h

Print this help screen.

/i

Iterate indefinitely.

/I

Perform showrepl on each server pair in path instead of syncing.

/j

Synchronize adjacent servers only.

/p

Pause for possible user abort after every message.

/P

Push changes outward from home server.

/q

Run in quiet mode, suppress call back messages.

/Q

Run in very quiet mode, report fatal errors only.

/s

Do not synchronize.

/S

Skip initial server response check.

Repadmin viewlist

Displays a list of domain controllers.

Art Image repadmin /viewlist [DC_LIST] [OBJ_LIST]

Parameters

DC_LIST
Specifies the host name of a domain controller or a list of domain controllers separated by a space that the object will be replicated to. See above for detailed syntax.

OBJ_LIST
this parameter takes a DN or a special keyword that expands into a DN. The keywords are:

  • Ncobj:config:

  • Ncobj:schema:

  • Ncobj:domain:, This key word is the domain partition DN of the home server.

  • Dsaobj:, This keyword is the NTDS settings object of the home server

Repadmin oldhelp

This displays a list of the operations that have been deprecated in this version of Repadmin.

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