How to monitor Active Directory Global Catalog replication

If you just added a new global catalog, and you want to know how the replication is going along, here’s what you do.

  1. Open a Command Prompt as an administrator: On the Start menu, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    dcdiag /s:<servername> /v | find "%"