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Replmon UI

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ReplMon has the following menus:

File Menu Options

File menu options:

Option Description
Open Script Opens a dialog box that automatically populates the Active Directory Replication Monitor with monitored servers. These files have a .ini extension and can be created by using a text editor or by using the Save Monitored List As command in the File menu.
Save Monitored List As Opens a dialog box that saves a list of monitored servers in a .ini file. This list can be opened later by using the Open Script command on the File menu. If the currently logged-on user does not have permissions to monitor a server listed, then a user name must be supplied after ServerName using the Domain\User format. Do not supply the password in the .ini file. The password is requested as each server is added to the monitored list when the .ini file is read.
Open Log Opens a previously created .log file. Log files are created by default for every monitored server and statistics are tracked on a per-replication partner and a per-directory partition basis.
Exit Closes ReplMon and discontinues monitoring servers.

Edit Menu Options

Edit menu options:

Option Description
Add Monitored Server Opens a dialog box that adds a single server to the list of servers monitored by ReplMon. By default, ReplMon does not monitor any servers. If you know the name of the server, click Add the server explicitly by name, and then type the name of the server. If you need to browse for the server, click Search the directory for the server to add, and then click Next. The entire forest can be searched if necessary. Enter a user name and password by selecting the Use Alternate Credentials checkbox.

Action Menu Options

Action menu options:

Domain submenu options:

Option Description
Domain Opens the Search Domain Controllers for Replication Errors submenu option.

Server submenu options:

Option Description
Update Status (only for this server) Triggers an immediate status check for the selected server. The time of the updated status is logged and displayed.
Check Replication Topology Triggers the Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) to recalculate the replication topology for the selected server.
Synchronize Each Directory Partition with All Servers Triggers replication for the selected server's directory partitions with each partitions replication partners.
Generate Status Report Creates and saves a status report for the selected server. You can use the Save As dialog box to name the status report. To select the information that should be on the status report, select Report Options.
Show Domain Controllers in Domain Opens a dialog box that lists all of the domain controllers that belong to the selected server's domain. Click OK to close this dialog box.
Show Replication Topologies Creates a graphical view of all replication partners for all directory partitions.
Show Group Policy Object Status Lists Group Policy objects for a specified domain controller and the object's current version number. Also lists version numbers of the Group Policy object in SysVol.
Show Current Performance Data Displays real-time performance monitor counters that are specific to Active Directory replication.
Show Global Catalog Servers in Enterprise Opens a dialog box that lists a list of Global Catalog servers in the selected server's forest. Click OK to close this dialog box.
Show Bridgehead Servers Displays a list of Bridgehead servers for the selected server's site or enterprise. Click OK to close this dialog box.
Show Trust Relationships Displays a list of trust relationships for the selected server's enterprise. Click OK to close this dialog box.
Show Attribute Meta-Data for Active Directory Object Displays the attribute metadata for a specified object. Enter the distinguished name of the object in the Object dialog box and then click OK.
Clear Log Clears the contents of the log file generated by ReplMon.
Delete Removes the selected server from the list of monitored servers in ReplMon.
Properties Displays properties of the selected server.

Site submenu options:

Option Description
Site Starts the Add Monitored Server wizard.

Naming Context submenu options:

Option Description
Synchronize This Directory Partition with All Servers Synchronizes a selected directory partition with all domain controllers on the site.
Show Change Notifications To Replication Partners Lists the replication messages sent to direct replication partners.

Replication Partner submenu options:

Option Description
Check Current USN and Unreplicated objects Displays information on a selected server's replication partner. Displays unreplicated changes on selected replication partners.
Synchronize Each Directory Partition with All Servers Manually synchronizes all of the directory partitions on a server with its replication partners. To synchronize an individual replication partner, right-click that replication partner and select Synchronize with this Replication Partner.

View Menu Options

View menu options:

Option Description
Details View Opens a window that shows a log of server status updates.
Refresh Updates all listed servers. Refreshes automatically every 5 minutes. To change the refresh interval, click the Update Automatically button and enter a value from 1 to 60.

Options dialog box General tab:

Option Description
Show Retured Replication Partners Shows servers that are no longer replication partners in the graphical replication topology display.
Show Transitive Replication and Extended Data By default, only replication events from direct replication partners are entered in the log. To log replication events from transitive partners also, select this checkbox.
Notify when replication fails after this number of attempts: Enter a number of attempts after which ReplMon notes that replication is failing. Specify whether to enter this event in the Application log or send an e-mail message.
Auto Generate File Names for Log Files By default, ReplMon automatically creates a name for log files.
Default Path For Replication Status Logs Specify a path to which ReplMon automatically saves log files.
Enable Debug Logging Creates a separate log that can be used to troubleshoot errors in ReplMon.

Options menu Status Logging tab:

Option Description
Group Policy Objects Enables Group Policy object logging.
Performance Statistics Enables the addition of performance objects and counters to ReplMon's log.
Display Changed Attributes When Replication Occurs Records each attribute changed, and the Update Sequence Number associated with the change, in ReplMon's log.

The Cache tab:

Option Description
Reset Button Flushes ReplMon's cache.