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Anonymous
May 11, 2005 8:51:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

One of my domain controllers (there are only two) has been recording Event
13568 in the File Replication Service event log. As far as I understand Frs
allows Active Directory and SYSVOL files to be replicated. However, AD
objects and changes (to users for example) seem to be replicated just fine.

Now I'm not sure if I should just ignore the error (yeah right) or try to
fix it. I've studied Article ID 292438
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292438&sd=tech but
don't really understand what the best solution is or what it will do. As far
as fixing it goes, I don't even know what it will fix since AD seems to be
replicating.

The action I'm leaning toward taking is to perform a non-authoritative
restore (as outlined in kb article 292438) on this machine. However, having
only two DCs, I'm concerned about what a non-authoritative restore will do to
this machine which is the global catalog, is assigned important roles, is
main DNS server, etc. What consequences will a non-authoritative restore
have here in this scenario?

I thought about adding the "Ntfs Journal size in MB" (REG_DWORD) solution
too, but I noticed the note in the article about "Decreases to the USN
journal size can only be made by reformatting all volumes that contain
FRS-replicated content." so that scared me a bit. We are running 2000 Server
with SP3. That would mean the default journal size is 512MB, but I'm not
sure if that is what is happening because the registry entry currently
doesn't exist at all.

Any help/enlightenment on Frs and resolving this issue is greatly appreciated!

Sol

--
Computers and music geek. Too bad I'm good at music and it doesn't pay, but
I'm lost with computers and it still pays.
http://www.greenleafave.com
Anonymous
May 12, 2005 1:14:45 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

The only way to recover from a 13568 is to perform a non-authoritative
restore of the replica sets on the server.
Stop FRS.
HKLM\system\ccs\services\ntfrs\parameters\backup/restore\process at startup
Modify the burflags entry to hexadecimal "D2"
Start FRS

Monitor for a 13516 event.

You should really upgrade to SP4.
There are many FRS fixes in SP4 which make the component more reliable.


--
Glenn L
CCNA, MCSE 2000/2003 + Security

"SolRodriguez" <SolRodriguez@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5CE976FD-C1D2-4F15-BACD-FB9A59BF4482@microsoft.com...
> One of my domain controllers (there are only two) has been recording Event
> 13568 in the File Replication Service event log. As far as I understand
> Frs
> allows Active Directory and SYSVOL files to be replicated. However, AD
> objects and changes (to users for example) seem to be replicated just
> fine.
>
> Now I'm not sure if I should just ignore the error (yeah right) or try to
> fix it. I've studied Article ID 292438
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292438&sd=tech
> but
> don't really understand what the best solution is or what it will do. As
> far
> as fixing it goes, I don't even know what it will fix since AD seems to be
> replicating.
>
> The action I'm leaning toward taking is to perform a non-authoritative
> restore (as outlined in kb article 292438) on this machine. However,
> having
> only two DCs, I'm concerned about what a non-authoritative restore will do
> to
> this machine which is the global catalog, is assigned important roles, is
> main DNS server, etc. What consequences will a non-authoritative restore
> have here in this scenario?
>
> I thought about adding the "Ntfs Journal size in MB" (REG_DWORD) solution
> too, but I noticed the note in the article about "Decreases to the USN
> journal size can only be made by reformatting all volumes that contain
> FRS-replicated content." so that scared me a bit. We are running 2000
> Server
> with SP3. That would mean the default journal size is 512MB, but I'm not
> sure if that is what is happening because the registry entry currently
> doesn't exist at all.
>
> Any help/enlightenment on Frs and resolving this issue is greatly
> appreciated!
>
> Sol
>
> --
> Computers and music geek. Too bad I'm good at music and it doesn't pay,
> but
> I'm lost with computers and it still pays.
> http://www.greenleafave.com
Anonymous
May 16, 2005 1:27:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

Thanks Glenn. After doing the administrative restore, should I go ahead and
set the journal size to be a bigger fixed size? What would the ideal size be
for a two DC domain?


"Glenn L" wrote:

> The only way to recover from a 13568 is to perform a non-authoritative
> restore of the replica sets on the server.
> Stop FRS.
> HKLM\system\ccs\services\ntfrs\parameters\backup/restore\process at startup
> Modify the burflags entry to hexadecimal "D2"
> Start FRS
>
> Monitor for a 13516 event.
>
> You should really upgrade to SP4.
> There are many FRS fixes in SP4 which make the component more reliable.
>
>
> --
> Glenn L
> CCNA, MCSE 2000/2003 + Security
>
> "SolRodriguez" <SolRodriguez@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5CE976FD-C1D2-4F15-BACD-FB9A59BF4482@microsoft.com...
> > One of my domain controllers (there are only two) has been recording Event
> > 13568 in the File Replication Service event log. As far as I understand
> > Frs
> > allows Active Directory and SYSVOL files to be replicated. However, AD
> > objects and changes (to users for example) seem to be replicated just
> > fine.
> >
> > Now I'm not sure if I should just ignore the error (yeah right) or try to
> > fix it. I've studied Article ID 292438
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292438&sd=tech
> > but
> > don't really understand what the best solution is or what it will do. As
> > far
> > as fixing it goes, I don't even know what it will fix since AD seems to be
> > replicating.
> >
> > The action I'm leaning toward taking is to perform a non-authoritative
> > restore (as outlined in kb article 292438) on this machine. However,
> > having
> > only two DCs, I'm concerned about what a non-authoritative restore will do
> > to
> > this machine which is the global catalog, is assigned important roles, is
> > main DNS server, etc. What consequences will a non-authoritative restore
> > have here in this scenario?
> >
> > I thought about adding the "Ntfs Journal size in MB" (REG_DWORD) solution
> > too, but I noticed the note in the article about "Decreases to the USN
> > journal size can only be made by reformatting all volumes that contain
> > FRS-replicated content." so that scared me a bit. We are running 2000
> > Server
> > with SP3. That would mean the default journal size is 512MB, but I'm not
> > sure if that is what is happening because the registry entry currently
> > doesn't exist at all.
> >
> > Any help/enlightenment on Frs and resolving this issue is greatly
> > appreciated!
> >
> > Sol
> >
> > --
> > Computers and music geek. Too bad I'm good at music and it doesn't pay,
> > but
> > I'm lost with computers and it still pays.
> > http://www.greenleafave.com
>
>
>
!