Who liked using the Active Directory Replication Status Tool? I did.
Who thought it was a great, simple, straight forward tool that was far easier than interpreting the output of some command line tools and didn’t feel it needed to become a cloud service with a less intitive interface? I do.
Digging through a few of my servers I found the old installer for the Active Directory Replication Status Tool. The version you can install on your own servers and doesn’t appear to give an error about the installer being expired.
Download it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22772464/adreplstatusInstaller.zip
I believe this is version 1.1 even though the splash page when launching it says it’s 1.0. It was the latest version you could download before Microsoft expired it here and told everyone to start using the cloud based SCOM solution they offer.
Please share it/mirror it for all to enjoy.
Update – 2016-04-05
Looks like Microsoft is trying to kill this tool. When you try the use the version I’ve linked above now it says it has also expired.
I’ve figured out a workaround. Download this handy tool and then do this:
If anyone knows assembler and wants to try dissecting repl.exe to remove the date check I’ll happily link/host to their modified repl.exe.
I’ve seen a few comments on other sites about the saftey of getting this tool from a non-Microsoft source and this is the best I can provide to prove I have not altered the MSI file. If you check the hashes against the two download links below you’ll see they match files uploaded well before this blog post.
You can try the workaround I’ve mentioned above on the official download as well: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=30005
Good news everyone! Microsoft has brought back the stand-alone tool thanks to everyone who provided them feedback demanding it.
The new, non-expiring download, can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30005
Looks like the tool is expiring again.
I was able to re-download, re-install from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30005
The tool worked again but now gives me a 24 day count down.