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Repadmin.exe: Replication Diagnostics Tool

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This command-line tool assists administrators in diagnosing replication problems between Windows domain controllers.

Administrators can use RepAdmin to view the replication topology (sometimes referred to as RepsFrom and RepsTo) as seen from the perspective of each domain controller. In addition, RepAdmin can be used to manually create the replication topology (although in normal practice this should not be necessary), to force replication events between domain controllers, and to view both the replication metadata and up-to-datedness vectors.

Normally, the Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) manages the replication topology for each naming context held on domain controllers.


Corresponding UI

RepAdmin is used to troubleshoot replication issues in Active Directory. Many of the actions performed at the command line with RepAdmin can be accomplished with ReplMon.


For more information on replication, see Introduction to Performance in the Help and Support Center.

System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for RepAdmin:

File Required