WinServer2003 R2 SP2

I have researched the Journal wrap error and I am wondering if the fix MS recommends in the error is safe to do on Server 2003 R2 SP2?  Below are the errors and the results of dcdiag, dcdiag /test:dns, netdiag.  Let me know if there is anything else I should try or what you recommend or if you need more info.  TIA

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      NtFrs
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      13568
Date:            3/24/2011
Time:            10:41:27 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SRV2
Description:
The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set "DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)" is in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR.
 
 Replica set name is    : "DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)"
 Replica root path is   : "c:\windows\sysvol\domain"
 Replica root volume is : "\\.\C:"
 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 "\\.\C:" has been formatted.
 [2] The NTFS USN journal on volume "\\.\C:" has been deleted.
 [3] The NTFS USN journal on volume "\\.\C:" 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 "\\.\C:".
 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 5 minutes, this computer will be deleted from the replica set. If you do not want to wait 5 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 on 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.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1058
Date:            3/25/2011
Time:            1:22:41 AM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      SRV2
Description:
Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN={A4CD7755-788D-4643-AC0B-01C3C868B6F0},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=ms,DC=townxxxx,DC=org. The file must be present at the location <\\ms.townxxxx.org\SysVol\ms.townxxxx.org\Policies\{A4CD7755-788D-4643-AC0B-01C3C868B6F0}\gpt.ini>. (The system cannot find the path specified. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1030
Date:            3/25/2011
Time:            1:22:41 AM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      SRV2
Description:
Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. Check the event log for possible messages previously logged by the policy engine that describes the reason for this.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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C:\Program Files\Support Tools>dcdiag

Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: SRV2-xxxx\SRV2
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... SRV2 passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: SRV2-xxxx\SRV2
      Starting test: Replications
         ......................... SRV2 passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ......................... SRV2 passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ......................... SRV2 passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ......................... SRV2 passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         ......................... SRV2 passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... SRV2 passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ......................... SRV2 passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
         ......................... SRV2 passed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ......................... SRV2 passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         ......................... SRV2 passed test frssysvol
      Starting test: frsevent
         There are warning or error events within the last 24 hours after the
         SYSVOL has been shared.  Failing SYSVOL replication problems may cause
         Group Policy problems.
         ......................... SRV2 failed test frsevent
      Starting test: kccevent
         ......................... SRV2 passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         ......................... SRV2 passed test systemlog
      Starting test: VerifyReferences
         ......................... SRV2 passed test VerifyReferences

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : Schema
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : Configuration
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running partition tests on : ms
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... ms passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... ms passed test CheckSDRefDom

   Running enterprise tests on : ms.townxxxx.org
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... ms.townxxxx.org passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ......................... ms.townxxxx.org passed test FsmoCheck

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C:\Program Files\Support Tools>dcdiag /test:dns

Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: -xxxx\SRV2
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... SRV2 passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: -xxxx\SRV2

DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : Schema

   Running partition tests on : Configuration

   Running partition tests on : ms

   Running enterprise tests on : ms.townxxxx.org
      Starting test: DNS
         Test results for domain controllers:

            DC: srv2.ms.townxxxx.org
            Domain: ms.townxxxx.org


               TEST: Dynamic update (Dyn)
                  Warning: Dynamic update is enabled on the zone but not secure
ms.townxxxx.org.

         Summary of DNS test results:

                                            Auth Basc Forw Del  Dyn  RReg Ext
               ________________________________________________________________
            Domain: ms.townxxxx.org
               srv2                PASS PASS PASS PASS WARN PASS n/a

         ......................... ms.townxxxx.org passed test DNS

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Netcard queries test . . . . . . . : Passed



Per interface results:

    Adapter : Local Area Connection

        Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

        Host Name. . . . . . . . . : srv2
        IP Address . . . . . . . . : 10.239.13.12
        Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway. . . . . . : 10.239.13.1
        Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 10.239.13.12
                                     10.239.1.75


        AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

        Default gateway test . . . : Passed

        NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed
        [WARNING] At least one of the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03> 'Messenge
r Service', <20> 'WINS' names is missing.

        WINS service test. . . . . : Skipped
            There are no WINS servers configured for this interface.


Global results:


Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed


NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently configured:
        NetBT_Tcpip_{68FF96D1-4344-456C-ADEB-9BE3EECAC761}
    1 NetBt transport currently configured.


Autonet address test . . . . . . . : Passed


IP loopback ping test. . . . . . . : Passed


Default gateway test . . . . . . . : Passed


NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    [WARNING] You don't have a single interface with the <00> 'WorkStation Servi
ce', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names defined.


Winsock test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    PASS - All the DNS entries for DC are registered on DNS server '10.239.13.12
' and other DCs also have some of the names registered.
    PASS - All the DNS entries for DC are registered on DNS server '10.239.1.75'
 and other DCs also have some of the names registered.


Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir
        NetBT_Tcpip_{68FF96D1-4344-456C-ADEB-9BE3EECAC761}
    The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser
        NetBT_Tcpip_{68FF96D1-4344-456C-ADEB-9BE3EECAC761}
    The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.


DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Passed


DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Passed
    Secure channel for domain 'townxxxx' is to '\\DC-01.ms.townxxxx.or
g'.


Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


WAN configuration test . . . . . . : Skipped
    No active remote access connections.


Modem diagnostics test . . . . . . : Passed

IP Security test . . . . . . . . . : Skipped

    Note: run "netsh ipsec dynamic show /?" for more detailed information


The command completed successfully

C:\Program Files\Support Tools>
HumongousAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Mike KlineConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That setting in the registry has worked for me in the past but you can get caught in a loop.  The DS team talked about this exact entry here (See first question)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/08/20/friday-mail-sack-scooter-edition.aspx

Take a look at the KB article they referenced.

Thanks

Mike
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HumongousAuthor Commented:
Thanks Mike - I ran FRSDiag and below is the output.  The servers listed as missing serverReference are servers that did not exist 3 years ago when I started at the job.   What's the best way to clean this up?

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FRSDiag v1.7 on 3/27/2011 4:55:03 PM
.\SRV2 on 2011-03-27 at 4.55.03 PM
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Checking for errors/warnings in FRS Event Log ....       
NtFrs      3/27/2011 11:07:53 AM      Error      13568      The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set

"DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)" is in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR.         Replica set name is    : "DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME

(SYSVOL SHARE)"     Replica root path is   : "c:\windows\sysvol\domain"     Replica root volume is : "\\.\C:"      

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 "\\.\C:" has been formatted.    

 [2] The NTFS USN journal on volume "\\.\C:" has been deleted.     [3] The NTFS USN journal on volume "\\.\C:" 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 "\\.\C:".      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 5 minutes, this computer will be  deleted from the

replica set. If you do not want to wait 5 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 on 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.
 ......... failed 1
Checking for errors in Directory Service Event Log .... passed
Checking for minimum FRS version requirement ... passed
Checking for errors/warnings in ntfrsutl ds ...
      ERROR : missing serverReference for server "SVRnw1"
            See KB Article : 312862 Recovering Missing FRS Objects and FRS Attributes in Active Directory
      ERROR : missing Computer Ref for server "SVRnw1"
            Look for frsComputerReference on KB Article : 312862 Recovering Missing FRS Objects and FRS

Attributes in Active Directory
      ERROR : missing serverReference for server "SVRNW"
            See KB Article : 312862 Recovering Missing FRS Objects and FRS Attributes in Active Directory
      ERROR : missing Computer Ref for server "SVRNW"
            Look for frsComputerReference on KB Article : 312862 Recovering Missing FRS Objects and FRS

Attributes in Active Directory
 ......... failed with 4 error(s)
Checking for Replica Set configuration triggers... passed
Checking for suspicious file Backlog size... passed
Checking Overall Disk Space and SYSVOL structure (note: integrity is not checked)... passed
Checking for suspicious inlog entries ... passed
Checking for suspicious outlog entries ... passed
Checking for appropriate staging area size ... passed
Checking for errors in debug logs ... passed
Checking NtFrs Service (and dependent services) state...passed
Checking NtFrs related Registry Keys for possible problems...passed
Checking Repadmin Showreps for errors...passed


Final Result = failed with 5 error(s)
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HumongousAuthor Commented:
Using ntdsutil I went through each site - a total of 6 - and could not find anything relating to the missing serverReference(s).  I have removed the servers from ADU&C-->Domain-->System-->FRS-->DomainSystemVolume
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HumongousAuthor Commented:
Thanks Mike - I did the non-authoritative and all seems good.
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Mike KlineCommented:
ok very cool....and for the record I've personally not run into that loop issue but the DS team sees a lot more than I do :)
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