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SBS 2003 in journal wrap

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Dear Experts,

I have inherited an SBS 2003 domain with a few issues.  I am about to install a new SBS 2011 server in migration mode but need to resolve a few issues first.

The SBS is reporting that it is in journal wrap mode: Event ID 13568

There was once a "backup server" that they used but it failed, leaving the system in a state where NTFRS could no longer replicate. Apparently this happened around 5 years ago.

I've seen this situation before and successfully recovered from it, but I expected to also see the tombstone event in the logs.

So I'm approaching this with caution.

What's the best way to recover from this?

Thanks
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Stop NTFRS service open regedit and go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters\Backup/Restore\Process at Startup" change the burflag value to D4 Start NTFRS(File Replication service) service and wait for File Replication event ID 13516 now the Journal Wrap issue has been resolved

Now clean up the meatdata of decommissioned DC using below article

Metadata cleanup:
http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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The D4 option is the last resort option. It rebuilds AD from scratch. Surely this would destroy the active directory and all objects would be lost.
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Would it not be safer to clean the metadata first?
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and then do a D2?
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Setting the registry value as described worked perfectly.

Many thanks for your help on this.
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