Un-Hosting & Re-Hosting Active Directory Partitions

This technique allows you to “re-host” a partition on an Active Directory domain controller without dumping all the other read only partitions (like you would by simply un-checking the global catalog option). It saves time, replication traffic and reduces the impact on your domain controller in cases where you believe you have invalid data hosted…

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Granular Active Directory replication for advanced troubleshooting scenarios

This post introduces an advanced functionality of repadmin.exe which allows us to initiate replication between domain controllers that do not share a connection object. This is useful when you need to be able to predict where a domain controller will replicate from. Think of any scenario where you know you have a ‘good’ copy of a naming…

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Active Directory Replication: Change Notification & You

**UPDATE: One of our readers has kindly pointed out the correct intra-site replication interval of 15 seconds – Jimmy** ‘Normal” Active Directory replication occurs almost immediately between replication partners in the same site (15 seconds after the change is made). ‘Normal Replication’ between¬†different sites (say Canberra and Dallas) occurs per schedule with the smallest configurable…

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