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Directory error 1168 - How should we handle this?

We recently discovered this error on one of 5 DCs and not sure if we need to be concerned?
Alert: Microsoft-Windows-ActiveDirectory_DomainService - 1168
Computer: AD\PDC02
Time: 08/10/2012 17:00:30
EventID: 1168
Source: Microsoft-Windows-ActiveDirectory_DomainService

Internal error: An Active Directory Domain Services error has occurred.

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Did you already reboot it ?

Are the directory services working? Is it not working or did you just find the error in the event viewer
bownessAuthor Commented:
Further update, I found out that awindows patch was added a couple of months ago and it hung up. Do you think we could try simply rebooting ot could this make things worse?

I am inclined to call Microsoft to remote in?
bownessAuthor Commented:
viewerThe event view has this:
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I won't say it's a bad idea to call

but I don't see rebooting as making it worse .. This is one of 5 dc's so it shouldn't be a big problem anyway. Does it hold any roles?

As possible resolutions you could try restarting the services .. Then restarting the server.

Doing reset of the replication

Remove ad services and re-install the ad on that machine.
Sushil SonawaneCommented:
Perfrom the following setp.

1) Run chkdsk on the system drive if error found then run the chkdsk /f /r
2) make sure antivirus scan exclude the ntds folder.

If still issue not resolve the follow the Mircosoft article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/280364).


Remove AD and re-install the ad on that machine.
bownessAuthor Commented:
I restarted the services and now have no errors, will monitor but looks good :)

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