What are tombstone objects?
Because of Windows 2000ís and Active Directoryís (ADís) complex
replication, if you simply delete an object, Win2Kís replication algorithm
might recreate the object at the next replication interval. Thus, AD marks
deleted objects with tombstones.
Win2K deletes tombstone objects 60 days after their original tombstone status
setting. To change this default time (which I donít recommend), modify the
tombstonelifetime setting under the
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