ESENT Event Errors and usage of ESENTUTIL.EXE

Posted on 2003-10-29
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We are having a Cryptographic problem with our XP Pro machines recently after some of the recent Windows patches.  The following is the error we recieve:  

Catalog Database [1048] Unable to read the header of logfile C:\\WINDOWS\System32\CatRoot2\edb00002.log. Error -530

The Source is Event and the Category is Logging/Recovery.  I saw some information about esentutil.exe to try to fix but I can't figure out the syntax.  We tried the following:  esentutil /r /l"C:\WINDOWS\System32\Catroot2\edb00002.log"  .  It keeps coming back with Usage Error: Missing logfile base name specification. This affected a great deal of our laptops recently and other systems.  

Question by:onealg
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Expert Comment

ID: 9643791
Try uninstalling the updates and check to see if that would solve


Author Comment

ID: 9643821
We tried that, it hung on the uninstallation.  The source breakage seems to have been on MS03-026 or KB823980.  That was the worm patch.
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Author Comment

ID: 9643847
We are going to try to reinstall the patch while disabling Symantec.  

Author Comment

ID: 9644018
We could not uninstall the patch 823980.  We are getting the Crytographic error.  Should we try to run Windows Update fullblown.

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philby11 earned 500 total points
ID: 9648121

Author Comment

ID: 9651716
That was the trick.  Strange one to but it did stop the errors and allow the patch to work correctly.  Thanks!

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