NTDS (716) - DRA_USN_Index of table datatable is corrupted (0)
Posted on 2014-07-19
Ok so we are having trouble with our Clients SBS2011 Server. Initially we were having trouble enabling the account SBSMonAcct and this lead us to checking the Active Director Event log and indeed every time we tried to activate the SBSMonACCT account we would get the following error in event log (Active Directory event log):#
NTDS (716) NTDSA: Database C:\Windows\ntds\ntds.dit: Index DRA_USN_index of table datatable is corrupted (0).
I have traced the issue back to the 2nd June 2014 when the server lost power, i.e. before this date these errors were not being logged in any way shape or form AND we were getting the daily server reports - which seems to be linked to this NTDS issue.
Checking the backups we have data going back to 27th June (We installed the server a few days before).
Is it possible to uses these backups to replace any of the files that may be causing the corruption as an easy fix? - I have been reading quite a lot about offline defragmentation and it seems a difficult process (not that this bothers me), but this is a production server and they are a 24 hour operation + a 1.5 hour drive.
Any help or guidance would be much appreciated