If you would like to avoid using the AD Sites and Services GUI to force replication across your domain controllers, consider the script below. Save this as a .bat file to a machine on the same domain as your domain controllers and run as a domain administrator.
The script will prompt you for the desired action, push or pull (default is pull), and then it will prompt you for the domain controller you wish to pull to or push from. You can use the simple hostname or FQDN.
After finishing, the script will pause allowing you to review the results. You can also run repadmin /showrepl on your target domain controller(s) to confirm successful replication. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions:
@echo off GOTO push_or_pull :push_or_pull set /p action="Push or Pull or Quit [pull]: " || set action=pull IF /i %action% == pull GOTO pull_process IF /i %action% == push GOTO push_process IF /I %action% == quit GOTO end IF /I %action% == q GOTO end IF /i NOT %action% == pull GOTO invalid_input :invalid_input echo "Try again." GOTO push_or_pull :pull_process REM Pulls replication from other DCs across all sites to entered DC set /p dc="Enter DC to pull replication to: " repadmin /syncall %dc% dc=worthave,dc=local /d /e /a /A GOTO end :push_process REM Pushes replication all DCs across all sites from entered DC set /p dc="Enter DC to push replication from: " repadmin /syncall %dc% dc=worthave,dc=local /d /e /a /A /P GOTO end :end pause