Need help quick please ! ntfrs errors

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

Running Windows 2000 Server - I get the following entries in the event log
approx every 20 min:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: NtFrs
Event Category: None
Event ID: 13512
Date: 8/2/2004
Time: 6:44:44 AM
User: N/A
Computer: DOMAIN
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 13512 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be found.
The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
message DLL files to display messages
from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to
retrieve this description;
see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the
event: DOMAIN , c:\winnt\ntfrs\jet.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: NtFrs
Event Category: None
Event ID: 13568
Date: 8/2/2004
Time: 6:45:49 AM
User: N/A
Computer: DOMAIN
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 13568 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be found.
The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
message DLL files to display messages
from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to
retrieve this description;
see Help and Support for details.
The following information is part of the event:
DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE), c:\winnt\sysvol\domain, \\.\C:, 5.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: NtFrs
Event Category: None
Event ID: 13501
Date: 8/2/2004
Time: 6:51:04 AM
User: N/A
Computer: DOMAIN
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 13501 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be found.
The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
message DLL files to display messages
from a remote computer.
You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description;
see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the
event:
The event log file is corrupt..


This seemed to start after there was a problem with a bad (shared) printer
driver on the server and it kept rebooting anytime someone tried to print
to it. I deleted the driver and they now print directly to the networked
printer which solved the problem, which didn't occur until I upgraded
BlackICE firewall on the server to the latest version. I think some file
or database corruption somewhere might be the cause??. Also, since this
started happening the workstations will sometimes get booted off the server
and the server has to be restarted. Might chkdsk fix it (maybe the USN
journal needs fixed?)? Can you suggest anything else? I'll be there
tomorrow early AM.
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More about need quick ntfrs errors
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

    I'm not sure what happened to your event text, but I can at least decipher
    the event IDs for you below. For info about tshooting FRS, see
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/fileandprint/file/dfs/tshootfrs.mspx


    13512 (This is informational and doesn't indicate a replication problem)
    The File Replication Service has detected an enabled disk write cache on the
    drive containing the directory %2 on the computer %1. The File Replication
    Service might not recover when power to the drive is interrupted and
    critical updates are lost.


    13568 (This is a bad one--a journal wrap causes replication to cease. You'll
    need to perform a D2 to recover. Journal wraps can be caused by running
    Chkdsk--perhaps this is what happened?).
    The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set "%1" is in
    JRNL_WRAP_ERROR.

    Replica set name is: "%1"

    Replica root path is: "%2"

    Replica root volume is: "%3"

    A Replica set hits JRNL_WRAP_ERROR when the record that it is trying to read
    from the NTFS USN journal is not found. This can occur because of one of the
    following reasons.

    [1] Volume "%3" has been formatted.

    [2] The NTFS USN journal on volume "%3" has been deleted.

    [3] The NTFS USN journal on volume "%3" has been truncated. Chkdsk can
    truncate the journal if it finds corrupt entries at the end of the journal.

    [4] File Replication Service was not running on this computer for a long
    time.

    [5] File Replication Service could not keep up with the rate of Disk IO
    activity on "%3".

    Setting the "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore" registry parameter to 1
    will cause the following recovery steps to be taken to automatically recover
    from this error state.

    [1] At the first poll, which will occur in %4 minutes, this computer will be
    deleted from the replica set. If you do not want to wait %4 minutes, then
    run "net stop ntfrs" followed by "net start ntfrs" to restart the File
    Replication Service.

    [2] At the poll following the deletion this computer will be re-added to the
    replica set. The re-addition will trigger a full tree sync for the replica
    set.

    WARNING: During the recovery process data in the replica tree may be
    unavailable.

    You should reset the registry parameter described above to 0 to prevent
    automatic recovery from making the data unexpectedly unavailable if this
    error condition occurs again.

    To change this registry parameter, run regedit.

    Click Start, Run and type regedit.

    Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

    Click down the key path:
    "System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters"

    Double click on the value name "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore" and
    update the value.

    If the value name is not present you may add it with the New->DWORD Value
    function under the Edit Menu item. Type the value name exactly as shown
    above.


    13501
    File Replication Service is starting


    --
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    "Michael" <michael@thecomputer.com> wrote in message
    news:T7aUc.45209$US4.4119@trndny01...
    > Running Windows 2000 Server - I get the following entries in the event log
    > approx every 20 min:
    >
    > Event Type: Warning
    > Event Source: NtFrs
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 13512
    > Date: 8/2/2004
    > Time: 6:44:44 AM
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: DOMAIN
    > Description:
    > The description for Event ID ( 13512 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be
    found.
    > The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
    > message DLL files to display messages
    > from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to
    > retrieve this description;
    > see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the
    > event: DOMAIN , c:\winnt\ntfrs\jet.
    >
    >
    > Event Type: Error
    > Event Source: NtFrs
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 13568
    > Date: 8/2/2004
    > Time: 6:45:49 AM
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: DOMAIN
    > Description:
    > The description for Event ID ( 13568 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be
    found.
    > The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
    > message DLL files to display messages
    > from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to
    > retrieve this description;
    > see Help and Support for details.
    > The following information is part of the event:
    > DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE), c:\winnt\sysvol\domain, \\.\C:, 5.
    >
    >
    > Event Type: Information
    > Event Source: NtFrs
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 13501
    > Date: 8/2/2004
    > Time: 6:51:04 AM
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: DOMAIN
    > Description:
    > The description for Event ID ( 13501 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be
    found.
    > The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
    > message DLL files to display messages
    > from a remote computer.
    > You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description;
    > see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the
    > event:
    > The event log file is corrupt..
    >
    >
    > This seemed to start after there was a problem with a bad (shared) printer
    > driver on the server and it kept rebooting anytime someone tried to print
    > to it. I deleted the driver and they now print directly to the networked
    > printer which solved the problem, which didn't occur until I upgraded
    > BlackICE firewall on the server to the latest version. I think some file
    > or database corruption somewhere might be the cause??. Also, since this
    > started happening the workstations will sometimes get booted off the
    server
    > and the server has to be restarted. Might chkdsk fix it (maybe the USN
    > journal needs fixed?)? Can you suggest anything else? I'll be there
    > tomorrow early AM.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

    Thanks for the quick response, but the event text is posted and the event
    ID's don't have anything to do with what you're referring to. Journal Wraps
    are not mentioned. Also, SP4 and all later updates are installed BTW, and
    this is the only domain controller or server. The server is standard Win2K.
    I'm posting the log entries again - these are from the file replication
    service event log:

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: NtFrs
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 13512
    Date: 8/2/2004
    Time: 6:44:44 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: DOMAIN
    Description:
    The description for Event ID ( 13512 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be found.
    The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
    message DLL files to display messages
    from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to
    retrieve this description;
    see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the
    event: DOMAIN , c:\winnt\ntfrs\jet.


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: NtFrs
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 13568
    Date: 8/2/2004
    Time: 6:45:49 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: DOMAIN
    Description:
    The description for Event ID ( 13568 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be found.
    The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
    message DLL files to display messages
    from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to
    retrieve this description;
    see Help and Support for details.
    The following information is part of the event:
    DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE), c:\winnt\sysvol\domain, \\.\C:, 5.


    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: NtFrs
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 13501
    Date: 8/2/2004
    Time: 6:51:04 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: DOMAIN
    Description:
    The description for Event ID ( 13501 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be found.
    The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
    message DLL files to display messages
    from a remote computer.
    You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description;
    see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the
    event:
    The event log file is corrupt..


    "Jill Zoeller [MSFT]" <jillz@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
    news:ueMho59gEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl:

    > I'm not sure what happened to your event text, but I can at least
    > decipher the event IDs for you below. For info about tshooting FRS,
    > see
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/fileandprint/fi
    > le/dfs/tshootfrs.mspx
    >
    >
    >
    > 13512 (This is informational and doesn't indicate a replication
    > problem) The File Replication Service has detected an enabled disk
    > write cache on the drive containing the directory %2 on the computer
    > %1. The File Replication Service might not recover when power to the
    > drive is interrupted and critical updates are lost.
    >
    >
    >
    > 13568 (This is a bad one--a journal wrap causes replication to cease.
    > You'll need to perform a D2 to recover. Journal wraps can be caused by
    > running Chkdsk--perhaps this is what happened?).
    > The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set "%1" is
    > in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR.
    >
    > Replica set name is: "%1"
    >
    > Replica root path is: "%2"
    >
    > Replica root volume is: "%3"
    >
    > A Replica set hits JRNL_WRAP_ERROR when the record that it is trying
    > to read from the NTFS USN journal is not found. This can occur because
    > of one of the following reasons.
    >
    > [1] Volume "%3" has been formatted.
    >
    > [2] The NTFS USN journal on volume "%3" has been deleted.
    >
    > [3] The NTFS USN journal on volume "%3" has been truncated. Chkdsk can
    > truncate the journal if it finds corrupt entries at the end of the
    > journal.
    >
    > [4] File Replication Service was not running on this computer for a
    > long time.
    >
    > [5] File Replication Service could not keep up with the rate of Disk
    > IO activity on "%3".
    >
    > Setting the "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore" registry parameter
    > to 1 will cause the following recovery steps to be taken to
    > automatically recover from this error state.
    >
    > [1] At the first poll, which will occur in %4 minutes, this computer
    > will be deleted from the replica set. If you do not want to wait %4
    > minutes, then run "net stop ntfrs" followed by "net start ntfrs" to
    > restart the File Replication Service.
    >
    > [2] At the poll following the deletion this computer will be re-added
    > to the replica set. The re-addition will trigger a full tree sync for
    > the replica set.
    >
    > WARNING: During the recovery process data in the replica tree may be
    > unavailable.
    >
    > You should reset the registry parameter described above to 0 to
    > prevent automatic recovery from making the data unexpectedly
    > unavailable if this error condition occurs again.
    >
    > To change this registry parameter, run regedit.
    >
    > Click Start, Run and type regedit.
    >
    > Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    >
    > Click down the key path:
    > "System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters"
    >
    > Double click on the value name "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore"
    > and update the value.
    >
    > If the value name is not present you may add it with the New->DWORD
    > Value function under the Edit Menu item. Type the value name exactly
    > as shown above.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > 13501
    > File Replication Service is starting
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

    Hi Michael,

    Something has corrupted the FRS event log on server DOMAIN. As a result, the
    text that normally appears in the FRS events you listed is missing and has
    been replaced with a standard message: "The description for Event ID (
    13512 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have
    the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages
    from a remote computer. "

    There is likely a KB somewhere on repairing a corrupted event log; I can try
    to locate one in the morning unless you beat me to it.

    In my previous message I pasted the actual FRS event log messages that
    correspond to the IDs 13512, 13568, and 13501. 13568 is indeed a journal
    wrap and should be addressed if you have multiple DCs; however, it looks
    like you have only 1 DC so FRS isn't replicating SYSVOL (unless you are
    using FRS with DFS).


    --
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    "Michael" <michael@thecomputer.com> wrote in message
    news:AybUc.3567$si.667@trndny06...
    > Thanks for the quick response, but the event text is posted and the event
    > ID's don't have anything to do with what you're referring to. Journal
    Wraps
    > are not mentioned. Also, SP4 and all later updates are installed BTW, and
    > this is the only domain controller or server. The server is standard
    Win2K.
    > I'm posting the log entries again - these are from the file replication
    > service event log:
    >
    > Event Type: Warning
    > Event Source: NtFrs
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 13512
    > Date: 8/2/2004
    > Time: 6:44:44 AM
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: DOMAIN
    > Description:
    > The description for Event ID ( 13512 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be
    found.
    > The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
    > message DLL files to display messages
    > from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to
    > retrieve this description;
    > see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the
    > event: DOMAIN , c:\winnt\ntfrs\jet.
    >
    >
    > Event Type: Error
    > Event Source: NtFrs
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 13568
    > Date: 8/2/2004
    > Time: 6:45:49 AM
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: DOMAIN
    > Description:
    > The description for Event ID ( 13568 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be
    found.
    > The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
    > message DLL files to display messages
    > from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to
    > retrieve this description;
    > see Help and Support for details.
    > The following information is part of the event:
    > DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE), c:\winnt\sysvol\domain, \\.\C:, 5.
    >
    >
    > Event Type: Information
    > Event Source: NtFrs
    > Event Category: None
    > Event ID: 13501
    > Date: 8/2/2004
    > Time: 6:51:04 AM
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: DOMAIN
    > Description:
    > The description for Event ID ( 13501 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be
    found.
    > The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
    > message DLL files to display messages
    > from a remote computer.
    > You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description;
    > see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the
    > event:
    > The event log file is corrupt..
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jill Zoeller [MSFT]" <jillz@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > news:ueMho59gEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl:
    >
    > > I'm not sure what happened to your event text, but I can at least
    > > decipher the event IDs for you below. For info about tshooting FRS,
    > > see
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/fileandprint/fi
    > > le/dfs/tshootfrs.mspx
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > 13512 (This is informational and doesn't indicate a replication
    > > problem) The File Replication Service has detected an enabled disk
    > > write cache on the drive containing the directory %2 on the computer
    > > %1. The File Replication Service might not recover when power to the
    > > drive is interrupted and critical updates are lost.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > 13568 (This is a bad one--a journal wrap causes replication to cease.
    > > You'll need to perform a D2 to recover. Journal wraps can be caused by
    > > running Chkdsk--perhaps this is what happened?).
    > > The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set "%1" is
    > > in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR.
    > >
    > > Replica set name is: "%1"
    > >
    > > Replica root path is: "%2"
    > >
    > > Replica root volume is: "%3"
    > >
    > > A Replica set hits JRNL_WRAP_ERROR when the record that it is trying
    > > to read from the NTFS USN journal is not found. This can occur because
    > > of one of the following reasons.
    > >
    > > [1] Volume "%3" has been formatted.
    > >
    > > [2] The NTFS USN journal on volume "%3" has been deleted.
    > >
    > > [3] The NTFS USN journal on volume "%3" has been truncated. Chkdsk can
    > > truncate the journal if it finds corrupt entries at the end of the
    > > journal.
    > >
    > > [4] File Replication Service was not running on this computer for a
    > > long time.
    > >
    > > [5] File Replication Service could not keep up with the rate of Disk
    > > IO activity on "%3".
    > >
    > > Setting the "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore" registry parameter
    > > to 1 will cause the following recovery steps to be taken to
    > > automatically recover from this error state.
    > >
    > > [1] At the first poll, which will occur in %4 minutes, this computer
    > > will be deleted from the replica set. If you do not want to wait %4
    > > minutes, then run "net stop ntfrs" followed by "net start ntfrs" to
    > > restart the File Replication Service.
    > >
    > > [2] At the poll following the deletion this computer will be re-added
    > > to the replica set. The re-addition will trigger a full tree sync for
    > > the replica set.
    > >
    > > WARNING: During the recovery process data in the replica tree may be
    > > unavailable.
    > >
    > > You should reset the registry parameter described above to 0 to
    > > prevent automatic recovery from making the data unexpectedly
    > > unavailable if this error condition occurs again.
    > >
    > > To change this registry parameter, run regedit.
    > >
    > > Click Start, Run and type regedit.
    > >
    > > Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    > >
    > > Click down the key path:
    > > "System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters"
    > >
    > > Double click on the value name "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore"
    > > and update the value.
    > >
    > > If the value name is not present you may add it with the New->DWORD
    > > Value function under the Edit Menu item. Type the value name exactly
    > > as shown above.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > 13501
    > > File Replication Service is starting
    > >
    > >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

    Thank you very much Jill - I'll try and look up the KB. thanks again!

    Michael

    "Jill Zoeller [MSFT]" <jillz@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
    news:eUWAheAhEHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:

    > Hi Michael,
    >
    > Something has corrupted the FRS event log on server DOMAIN. As a
    > result, the text that normally appears in the FRS events you listed is
    > missing and has been replaced with a standard message: "The
    > description for Event ID ( 13512 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be
    > found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
    > information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote
    > computer. "
    >
    > There is likely a KB somewhere on repairing a corrupted event log; I
    > can try to locate one in the morning unless you beat me to it.
    >
    > In my previous message I pasted the actual FRS event log messages that
    > correspond to the IDs 13512, 13568, and 13501. 13568 is indeed a
    > journal wrap and should be addressed if you have multiple DCs;
    > however, it looks like you have only 1 DC so FRS isn't replicating
    > SYSVOL (unless you are using FRS with DFS).
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

    I found a KB that talks about the AUXSOURCE flag that the event text is
    referring to:


    Detailed Usage of the Event Viewer /AUXSOURCE Switch Option ID: 312216 at
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312216

    This might explain why you are seeing the "placeholder" event messages
    instead of the real event messages.

    --
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    "Michael" <michael@thecomputer.com> wrote in message
    news:8_iUc.3648$de4.3053@trndny07...
    > Thank you very much Jill - I'll try and look up the KB. thanks again!
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > "Jill Zoeller [MSFT]" <jillz@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > news:eUWAheAhEHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:
    >
    > > Hi Michael,
    > >
    > > Something has corrupted the FRS event log on server DOMAIN. As a
    > > result, the text that normally appears in the FRS events you listed is
    > > missing and has been replaced with a standard message: "The
    > > description for Event ID ( 13512 ) in Source ( NtFrs ) cannot be
    > > found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
    > > information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote
    > > computer. "
    > >
    > > There is likely a KB somewhere on repairing a corrupted event log; I
    > > can try to locate one in the morning unless you beat me to it.
    > >
    > > In my previous message I pasted the actual FRS event log messages that
    > > correspond to the IDs 13512, 13568, and 13501. 13568 is indeed a
    > > journal wrap and should be addressed if you have multiple DCs;
    > > however, it looks like you have only 1 DC so FRS isn't replicating
    > > SYSVOL (unless you are using FRS with DFS).
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

    Thanks for all your help Jill! I was able to solve the problem this
    morning:

    After I performed a chkdsk to fix errors, chkdsk truncated the bad USN
    Journal entries. Then upon logging on, the event viewer log entries gave
    detailed descriptions showing a Journal Wrap, SYSVOL errors, etc. instead
    of the "AUXSOURCE" ones. I then performed a Journal Wrap Restore by
    editing the registry (I had to add the DWORD entry, set it to 1 (I reset
    it to 0 after the restore), did a net stop ntfrs and then a net start
    ntfrs, after which the SYSVOL was recreated and the Journal Wrap fixed. I
    now have no bad entries in my FRS log and everything appears to be
    running fine. Again, thanks!

    Michael

    "Jill Zoeller [MSFT]" <jillz@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
    news:e87WHuHhEHA.2784@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl:

    > I found a KB that talks about the AUXSOURCE flag that the event text is
    > referring to:
    >
    >
    > Detailed Usage of the Event Viewer /AUXSOURCE Switch Option ID: 312216
    at
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312216
    >
    > This might explain why you are seeing the "placeholder" event messages
    > instead of the real event messages.
    >
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