JRNL_WRAP_ERROR event id 13568

Posted on 2005-05-04
Last Modified: 2011-08-18

I have 2 Windows 2000 servers, the primary server gets event id 13568 and journal wrap error in the NTFRS event viewer. It has login scripts and shared sysvol folder. The other server has not been able to share out sysvol share because of the error on the primary server. I have read about the Journal Wrap Automatic Restore, but what happens when I get the error on the the server thats holds the only working sysvol share ? Does it build a blank sysvol and how will this effect me? Does Sysvol contain active directory information or is it just for sharing policy and loginscripts ?

Hope someone can help

Best regards Lars

Question by:ltoen
    LVL 8

    Assisted Solution

    Info regarding eventID 13568 can be found at

    "SYSVOL provides a standard location to store important elements of Group Policy objects (GPOs) and scripts so that the File Replication service (FRS) can distribute them to other domain controllers within that domain. "
    Taken from

    Author Comment

    Thanks anil_u

    Good links but I still wonder what happens with the Automatic restore reg key if I deside to rund it, will all the group policies be reset or/and  will AD get destroyed ?

    br lars


    Accepted Solution

    I believe the this process will only effect your logon scripts and possibly policies, not AD. I had this problem a while back and I performed the procedure on the 1st link of anil_u 's post on my domain controller. 5 minutes later all domain controllers netlogon shares synced just fine.s


    Author Comment

    Hi LesHarley
    Thank you for your response, did you do the automatic restore key?

    Br lars

    Author Comment

    As a comment to the issue, I didnt do anything about this for som weeks. Suddenly the domain controller crashed with  lsass.exe error. MS articles refered to ntds.dit file beeing corrupt and so on. I also got strange characters when logging inn. Example Preparing Network connections was filled with ???#"?"?"?"? and so on. I got the ad controller up in Active Directory Restore mode. The restore password did not work so i had to install win2k pro on a different partition. Booted this partition renamedthe SAM file. Restartet in Restore Mode for AD and logged inn with blank password. I then restored a Systemstate backup. After a reboot AD started and the errors I ad where gone.  After that I got an error regarding SAM database, I though this was because I replaced the orignal so i started the Win2k pro session again and restored the file. Same issue, I read at microsoft something about Metadata og sync of sam. Before i started with the whole recepie, I waited 15 minuttes, suddenly I looked in the event log and it said it had replicated the SAM database and everyting was ok.
    This is just my experience that i would like to share in case someone gets the same strange errors.

    BR lars


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