Dsastat Overview

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Tool Location

The Dsastat command-line tool is included when you install Windows Server 2003 Support Tools from the product CD or from the Microsoft Download Center (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100114). For more information about how to install Windows Support Tools from the product CD, see Install Windows Support Tools (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62270).

Dsastat.exe: Directory Services Utility

This command-line diagnostic tool compares and detects differences between naming contexts on domain controllers.

DsaStat can be used to compare two directory trees across replicas within the same domain or, in the case of a global catalog, across different domains. The tool retrieves capacity statistics such as megabytes per server, objects per server, and megabytes per object class, and performs comparisons of attributes of replicated objects.


  • You must run DsaStat from the command window.

Corresponding UI

There is no corresponding user interface for this tool.


The user specifies the targeted domain controllers and additional operational parameters from the command line. DsaStat determines whether domain controllers in a domain have a consistent and accurate image of their own domain. In the case of Global Catalogs, DsaStat checks to see if the Global Catalog has a consistent image with domain controllers in other domains. As a complement to the replication-monitoring tools, Repadmin Overview and Replmon Overview, DsaStat can be used to ensure that domain controllers are up to date with one another.

System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for DsaStat:

  • Windows Server 2003 or

  • Windows XP Professional or

  • Windows 2000

File Required

  • Dsastat.exe

See Also


Dsastat Syntax Dsastat Examples Alphabetical List of Tools Search Overview Replmon Overview Repadmin Overview Movetree.exe Ldp Overview Dsastat Overview Clonepr Overview ADSI Edit (adsiedit.msc) Acldiag Overview