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Replmon Remarks

Updated: April 18, 2011

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

ReplMon Remarks

The Replmon graphical user interface tool was removed from Windows Server 2008 and later. Repadmin is still available for troubleshooting replication. For more information on using Repadmin, see Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication Using Repadmin and Getting Over Replmon.

Installing ReplMon

If you choose to install Support Tools in a directory other than the default (\Program Files\Support Tools), and if you install Support Tools in a directory that contains extended characters, the required Visual Basic controls might fail to register. If this occurs, the work-around is to remove Support Tools, and then to install them in the \Program Files\Support Tools folder.

Context-Sensitive Menus

ReplMon is designed for use with context-sensitive menus. Replmon UI and Replmon Examples specify the menu options as the method for accessing commands. For a shortcut, right-click objects in the ReplMon window to display the context-sensitive menus.

Creating a List of Monitored Servers

The list of monitored servers in ReplMon can be created by adding each server individually. If a number of servers must be monitored on a regular basis, however, the task of building the list can be automated by creating a file that lists the servers to be monitored. The file is created either by using a text editor, or in ReplMon by saving a list of servers already being monitored. The file is then opened in ReplMon.

To create a list of monitored servers and save it as a text file

  1. Open a text editor.

  2. Type a list of host names for the servers. Each server must be on its own line.

  3. If alternative credentials are needed, add a comma after ServerName, followed by Domain\User. If ServerName is Server1, Domain is Reskit, and User is Admin, the command looks like the following:

    server1,reskit\admin

    For security reasons, the password is not included. When the text file is read by ReplMon, a dialog box prompts the user for the password.

  4. Save the file with an .ini extension in the \Program Files\Active Directory Replication Monitor folder.

Another way to create a text file of servers is by using ReplMon. If ReplMon is open and monitoring servers, the current list of monitored servers can be saved for future use.

To create a list of monitored servers from ReplMon

  1. While monitoring a list of servers in ReplMon, on the File menu, click Save Monitored List As.

  2. Save the file with an .ini extension in the \Program Files\Active Directory Replication Monitor folder.

Populating the Monitored Servers List in ReplMon

To load an .ini file to create a list of monitored servers for ReplMon

  1. With ReplMon open, on the File menu, click Open Script.

    A list of .ini files from \Program Files\Active Directory Replication Monitor is displayed.

  2. Select the .ini file that contains the list of servers to be monitored.

ReplMon and RepAdmin Similarities

Many of the tasks that can be performed with ReplMon can be performed from the command line by using Repadmin Overview.

See Also

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