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Ports Replication Used by Active Directory


If replication is failing between servers in Active Directory, ports below should be checked whether they are open, block or other application is using them.

Port           135     RPC-based replication (Dynamic) TCP
LDAP       389     UDP / TCP
LDAP       636     TCP (SSL)
LDAP       3268   (Global Catalog)
Kerberos   88       UDP / TCP
DNS         53        UDP / TCP

From the list of ports the easiest one to troubleshoot is port 53, if replication is failing and at the same time users are complaining that they are not able to access websites using domain names such as facebook, twitter or youtube.

Then put DNS as top priority on troubleshooting procedures.

One good habit that Sys Ad should have is to take record every little change that has been made on the system.

Troubleshooting can be easier if there is a record for every change made.

Check out more details on this Technet links below:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772726(WS.10).aspx#w2k3tr_repup_how_huzs

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/178517

Check out links below on how to use netstat to check for open or close ports:

http://quickbytesstuff.blogspot.sg/2015/03/netstat-to-check-listening-ports.html

http://quickbytesstuff.blogspot.sg/2014/08/check-for-open-ports-in-windows.html

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