I have a RO domain controller that replicates with a writable DC which is at another site. The other week the writable DC was out for about 2 days because of maintenance at that site. After this outage, the RODC is no longer replicating with the writable DC.
The error I get is 1722, the RPC server is unavailable. I confirmed that the RPC service is running on both DCs. I suspect that the problem is caused by DNS - the DNS event logs contain the following:
The DNS server has encountered a critical error from the Active Directory. Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "000006BA: SvcErr: DSID-03210BEB, problem 5012 (DIR_ERROR), data 0". The event data contains the error.
I also get the following errors:
The Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) was unable to form a complete spanning tree network topology. As a result, the following list of sites cannot be reached from the local site.
All directory servers in the following site that can replicate the directory partition over this transport are currently unavailable.
There is insufficient site connectivity information for the KCC to create a spanning tree replication topology. Or, one or more directory servers with this directory partition are unable to replicate the directory partition information. This is probably due to inaccessible directory servers.
The Knowledge Consistency Checker located a replication connection for the local read-only directory service, but the source server is not responsive or not replicating. A new suitable source server was not found from the current replication partners. This operation will be retried.
So maybe when the writable DC was restarted some sort of setting or configuration has been lost - causing the RODC to be unable to replicate with it. The DCs can ping each other fine though.
Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!