Use Replmon on Windows 2008 R2

I absolutely love the replmon utility in Windows 2003 and its a really cool way to torublehsoot AD replication issues but when I upgraded to Windows 2008 R2 on all my DC's a while back I was kinda bummed that I couldn't use that utility anymore as R2 does not include that.

But I did find a way you can get that on Windows 2008 R2

 

  • Download and copy suptools.msi and support.cab files on your server
  • Install the .msi file by double clicking on it
  • Ignore the error/warning that you get and finish the install
  • After that open a command prompt with administrative rights and browse the the support tools folder
  • Type Replmon and start breaking your head troubleshooting the issue.