by now, if you haven't heard of it already, you probably will soon enough. microsoft released a new tool which outputs the replication status of your AD infrastructure. anyway, it's like viewing the same data ... a little more visually. i would love to see more dataviz ... but it's a great start. here's an overview from the download page:
The Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest. ADREPLSTATUS displays data in a format that is similar to REPADMIN /SHOWREPL * /CSV imported into Excel but with significant enhancements.
Specific capabilities for this tool include:
- Expose Active Directory replication errors occurring in a domain or forest.
- Prioritize errors that need to be resolved in order to avoid the creation of lingering objects in Active Directory forests.
- Help administrators and support professionals resolve replication errors by linking to Active Directory replication troubleshooting content on Microsoft TechNet.
- Allow replication data to be exported to source or destination domain administrators or support professionals for offline analysis.
get your copy of the tool here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30005