April 19, 2016 Update: If you experience an error that indicates the license has expired, please download the tool and run the installer again. An updated version of ADREPLSTATUS is posted to the Microsoft Download Center today.

This tool is also available in Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS), Microsoft’s all-in-one cloud IT management solution. Try it out for free at http://aka.ms/oms/support/adreplstatus.


This page will provide resources for Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS), including Help, How To artcles, known issues, and fixes where applicable. The wiki format allows users to post their own experiences with how they are using ADREPLSTATUS, including any problems you may encounter, or suggestions for tool improvements.

ADREPLSTATUS analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest. Specific capabilities: 

  • Expose AD Replication errors occurring in a common Active Directory 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 you 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.

Known Issues



ADREPLSTATUS fails to launch on highly secure computers.

ADREPLSTATUS will not work when the following security setting is enabled on the operating system: 

System cryptography: Use FIPS 140 compliant cryptographic algorithms, including encryption, hashing and signing algorithms 

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Known issue and by design.

Error when you start ADREPLSTATUS says: "The License has expired. Please download a new version of the Active Directory Replication Status tool from the Microsoft website." Please download the tool and run the installer again.


Problem Report

This section provides users a way to report any errors they encounter while using ADREPLSTATUS.

Problem description including OS + SP version of the client computer, repro steps, on-screen errors and, optionally, email contact info.

Version of ADREPLSTATUS as reported by the startup splash screen.


 Unable to install app.  Windows 2012 server standard RTM.  Double click on setup.exe and allow the UAC prompt.  Setup then runs for about 2 seconds and leaves the screen and nothing is installed.   (Event log shows that the installation took less than one second and  result is. (Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: AD Replication Status Tool 1.0. Product Version: 2.2.20717.1. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.)

 Unable to get to splash screen. 

We cannot reproduce this. ADREPLSTATUS should install on Windows Server 2012.

 Feature request: ability to run adreplstatus from command line, and export csv/html if there are any errors (and set exit code).  This would be useful for monitoring scripts.


 Reported to feature team

 Feature request: version number should appear in Help/About in addition to splash screen


 Reported to feature team