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Exchange Server replication is vitally important to the integrity and availability of your Exchange Server data. Learn how the Exchange Server replication process works, best practices for configuring a healthy Exchange Server replication architecture, and tools that will mend your worst Exchange Server replication maladies.
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Exchange Admin 101: Exchange Server replication and synchronization
Whether you have a single Exchange server or dozens, one of the most important underlying processes is replication. This primer explains why it's so important and how it works.
Watch out for replication failures in mixed Exchange environments
If you're updating an Exchange 5.5 organization to a newer version of Exchange, know that it's common for directory replication between sites to fail.
Registry-related Exchange replication failure
Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000 use a certain registry key to govern how replication behaves. If this key is damaged or has an invalid value written to it, replication may fail.
Understanding Exchange Server routing groups
Exchange Server routing groups have one job: to keep your network bandwidth links from being overrun by replication traffic. Learn how they work, issues to watch out for when using them, and what routing group topology options are available to you.
Dealing with routing group master failure
Learn about the essential role of the routing group master in an Exchange Server routing group architecture and how to handle a failure.
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REPADMIN: Diagnose Exchange Server and Windows replication issues
REPADMIN is a built-in Windows diagnostic command-line utility that works at the Active Directory level to diagnose Windows and Exchange Server replication issues.
REPLMON: Microsoft Active Directory replication monitoring tool
Since Active Directory is at the heart of Exchange Server's functionality, problems with it can affect Exchange as well. To help diagnose AD replication issues, Microsoft created REPLMON, a tool included in the Windows Server 2003 Support Tools collection.
WinRoute: Repair Exchange Server routing groups
Learn how to troubleshoot Exchange Server routing group problems with the WinRoute tool.
PFDavAdmin: Troubleshoot Exchange public folder replication
Public folders not replicating properly? Try assessing the problem with Microsoft's PFDavAdmin utility.
The Inter-Organization Replication Tool
Want to replicate Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 public folders across organizations or forests? Use the Inter-Organization Replication Tool.
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DC replication problems when upgrading to Windows 2003
Get help troubleshooting the replication error: "Could not replicate because of an Active Directory mismatch between the servers involved."
Enabling replication between AD and Exchange 5.5 directory
Here are the steps you need to perform to enable replication between Active Directory and your Exchange 5.5 directory.
Site Replication Service hangs during Setup
Learn about the possible causes of the error message: "Setup failed while installing subcomponent Site Replication Service with error code 0xC007041D."

This was first published in August 2006

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