File Replication Between Servers for AD

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Active Directory
Active Directory errors
Active Directory File Replication
Error: RPC server not available
RPC
I have three domain controllers and on one server I am receiving Event error 13508 messages which tells me the server is not replicationg. I tried a manual replication through Sites and Services and received a RPC server is unavailable. The server which is not working correctly is in a different physical location so the problem could be firewall related
ASKED: July 6, 2009  5:13 PM
UPDATED: August 9, 2009  4:51 AM

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trouble shooting rule start from easiest thing .
1- try to check that you are are connected with that server .
2- try to telnet different ports like 53 and others
3- try to do gpupdate on server not working if it gives the same error as RPC is unavailable then try to restart so see the dhcp client and dns services .
4- try to check the DNS records created for all servers .
5- try to restart netlog on , workstation and file replication service .
6- if still doesn’t work try to run netstat and see the port working at back .
7- also check windows firewall .
7- in site and services check that you have you servers as global catalog .

any other help please let me know .

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  • Technochic
    Is this a recent development or has it always had this problem? Have you investigated the firewall possibility yet?
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  • Nimick
    After the posting a made a small change within AD ( changed the name of a computer) and the change did replicate over the server which I thought was not updating. The server is updating but is still reporting events of 13508 at times. I do not have any 13509 events. Not sure exactly what the problem is. Thanks John
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  • Bjarcevic
    Perform a netdiag and dcdiag (windows support tools). You may find the following useful as well http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327341/en-us and sonar from here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=158cb0fb-fe09-477c-8148-25ae02cf15d8&displaylang=en
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