in a single-domain multi-DCs environment, on some DCs I have the 2042 Error Event:
“It has been too long since this machine last replicated with the named source machine. The time between replications with this source has exceeded the tombstone lifetime.
Tombstone lifetime (days):
Actually it’s true: this DC has been disconnected for 70 days.
What’s very WEIRD is that I expected tombstone to be 180 days, NOT 60, for the following reasons:
a) my environment is Windows Server 2008 which has 180 days as default tombstone value (and no one ever changed it)
b) if I check the tombstoneLifetime attribute in
CN=Directory Service,CN=Windows NT,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=< ...>,DC=< ...>
IT IS 180 :shock:
…so what’s the reason?
Besides: to increase this value, just a change on this parameter for the FSMO DC is needed? Or must be changed on all the DCs in the forest?