Run Replmon on Windows Server 2008 / R2, 2012 / R2, Windows 7, 8 / 8.1 without installing Windows Server 2003 Support Tools

WaheGuru G Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru G Ki Fateh

Intended Audience & Prerequisite Knowledge:

Intended Audience: This Post is for Audience:

  • Who want to run Replmon (Repadmin FrontEnd) without installing Windows Server 2003 Support Tools
  • Windows Admins | Enthusiast Admins

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • ADDS – Active Directory Directory Services – Strong Basics


In this article, we will demonstrate method by which you can run REPLMON (Replication Monitor – FrondEnd to command line replication admin – repadmin.exe) without installing Window Server 2003 Support tools. Replmon is a powerful Directory Services replication FrontEnd tool which help to visualize the AD Structure,Naming Contexts (Directory Partitions) and much more – in essence, its a much needed tool in order to grasp ADDS replication basics.
Using the below shown method, we can run REPLMON across any Windows 5.x or 6.x releases (such as Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2012/R2 | Windows 7, Windows 8) like a Portable tool.

In order to run REPLMON, we first need to copy all of the replmon files (REPLMON has been released for 32Bit architecture only) in the 7z archive in the below noted paths. This 7z archive includes REPLMON binary image and its DLL and OCX files (dependencies). We need to copy all of the OCX and DLL files (extracted from archive) under

  • %SystemRoot%\System32 if your OS is 32 Bit
  • %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64 if your OS is 64 Bit

We need to copy REPLMON.exe under %SystemRoot%\System32 for  32 or 64 Bit OS (in order to get REPLMON.exe image under our %PATH%).

Click HERE to download Replmon32Bit 7z Archive.

After copying we need to register all of the pasted OCX and DLL files using regsvr32.

#cd %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64 | if your OS is 64Bit
#regsvr32 comctl32.ocx 
#regsvr32 comdlg32.dll 
#regsvr32 iadstools.dll 
#regsvr32 tabctl32.ocx
#cd %SystemRoot%\System32 | if your OS is 32Bit
#regsvr32 comctl32.ocx 
#regsvr32 comdlg32.dll 
#regsvr32 iadstools.dll 
#regsvr32 tabctl32.ocx

After registering, we can run replmon straightaway from COMMAND LINE / RUN (i.e. from our %PATH%). Below shown Screenshot shows method adopted for 64 Bit OS in order to run REPLMON.




Hope this helps and Cheers :) | Your feedback is highly appreciated.

WaheGuru G Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru G Ki Fateh




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