Getting Replication Monitor (Replmon) to work on today’s operating systems

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Getting Replication Monitor (Replmon) to work on today’s operating systems

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Added by September 28, 2012

The Replmon utility was introduced with Windows Server 2000 as a Support Tools utility. The utility worked on both 32 bit and 64 bit operation systems. In Windows Server 2003 the utility was only available in the 32 bit version of the Support Tools. For a complete overview see Replmon Utility at TechNet.

First off I want to say that the preferred tool for managing and troubleshooting replication is the Repadmin.exe utility for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With that said, the Windows Server 2003 SP2 Support Tools can be installed on a 32 or 64 bit computer and will allow you use Replmon. Download the Support Tools from Microsoft.

Now the question is, should I be installing these tools on my Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers. I would use the preferred tool on the Domain Controllers and install the support tools on a domain workstation such and Windows XP or Window 7.  In the demonstration below I will be installing the Support tools on a Windows 7 Pro configured as a domain client.

After downloading the Suptool.msi and the Suport.cab files, run the Suptool.msi with administrative privileges.

Suptool.msi Replication Monitor (Replmon)

If prompted for a file security warning dialog box click on Run.

Run Suptool.msi Replication Monitor (Replmon)

At this point you will receive a dialog box warning you that the application you are installing is not compatible with your operating system. Click Run program to continue with the installation.

Not-Compatible Run Suptool.msi Replication Monitor (Replmon)

Click next on the Window Support Tools Setup Wizard dialog box.

Windows Support Tools Setup Wizard Replication Monitor (Replmon)

Then agree to the end user license agreement, complete your user information and click Next.

Windows Support Tools Setup Wizard Replication Monitor (Replmon)

Choose your destination folder, click Install Now.

Destination folder Windows Support Tools Setup Wizard Replication Monitor (Replmon)

Click Finish when the completed dialog box appears

Completed Setup Wizard Replication Monitor (Replmon)

The installation of the Windows Server 2003 SP2 Support Tools is now complete.

To run the Replmon.exe on a Window 7 computer, type Replmon in the Search Programs and File box. Right click on Replmon and choose run as Administrator.

If a User Account Control Dialog box appears click Allow.

The Replication Monitor (Replmon) utility is now installed on your computer and ready for use.

Intsalled Replication Monitor (Replmon)

Until next time, ride safe.

Rick Trader
Windows Server Instructor – Interface Technical Training
Phoenix, AZ

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