Active Directory Replication Status Tool #ADServer #ITPro

Microsoft released new tool for System Administrators to monitor the Active Directory replication. This reminds me the good old command line “repadmin”. This tool will go beyond that and provide more information than what given by CSV file output. Apart from that one of the tool I really love when it comes to AD monitoring is Quest tools which acquired by Dell.

The Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest. ADREPLSTATUS displays data in a format that is similar to REPADMIN /SHOWREPL * /CSV imported into Excel but with significant enhancements.

Specific capabilities for this tool include:

Expose Active Directory replication errors occurring in a domain or forest

Prioritize errors that need to be resolved in order to avoid the creation of lingering objects in Active Directory forests

Help administrators and support professionals resolve replication errors by linking to Active Directory replication troubleshooting content on Microsoft TechNet

Allow replication data to be exported to source or destination domain administrators or support professionals for offline analysis

Considering the detail level information provided by this tool I would say this is must for System Administrators J

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Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment #azure #cloud

 

This is not a latest news but thought sharing with you all an myself J.

Once you download and setup the tool it will scan the environment and provide you reports on the assessment. Reports can provide in details level descriptions as well. This tool work across physical and virtual machine environment.

Automated Assessment

  • This tool will provide a high level checklist and a detailed report.
  • The checklist outlines areas which are ready to move and areas which may need additional configuration or design changes.
  • The detailed report offers expert guidance and advice tailored to your environment.
  • Expert Advice

 

Your report shows areas that are ready to move and areas that need additional configuration or design changes.

Click into each area to get expert guidance and advice tailored to your specific situation.

Right now not all workload are scan and provided reports but I expect and improvement will come in the future. You can find detail instruction of the tool from here.