none
The specified registry key does not exist RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently reinstalled DPM 2012 R2 (fully updated) after deleting the protection groups, database, wiping the tapes, everything and reconfigured everything from scratch after it became too unstable to use.  Unfortunately since then I've found that the MSDPMCurr.errlog is full events that look like the following:

    163C      013C      03/05     18:01:13.420       09           ApplicationSettings_expanded.cs(1387)                                                NORMAL             Ignoring exception in ReadRegistryKey System.IO.IOException: The specified registry key does not exist.

    163C      013C      03/05     18:01:13.420       09           ApplicationSettings_expanded.cs(1387)                                                NORMAL                at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)

    163C      013C      03/05     18:01:13.420       09           ApplicationSettings_expanded.cs(1387)                                                NORMAL                at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.GetValueKind(String name)

    163C      013C      03/05     18:01:13.420       09           ApplicationSettings_expanded.cs(1387)                                                NORMAL                at Microsoft.Internal.EnterpriseStorage.Dls.Utils.ApplicationSettings.ReadRegistryKey(String registryKeyPath, String registryKeyName, Int32 registryValueKind)

    Unfortunately it doesn't tell me what registry key it's looking for so I can't find out if it exists. Is there any way of finding this out?

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:27 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Those entries are normal and can be ignored.  If you really want to know what it is checking for you can download process monitor from the systinternals web site and monitor only registry activity for msdpm.exe process.

    Again, those are normal entries and should not be of any concern.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:25 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the advice, I found the vast majority of them were for cache entries and agree that these can be safely ignored.

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Configuration\CacheInquiryResults\<protected server FQDN>

    However, I also found the following:

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Setup\RebootRequired

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Configuration\gnorableSqlErrorNumbers

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Configuration\CloudBackupEnabledApps

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8AB21D86-21F0-430A-9AD1-2D90077104C3}

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Configuration\UI

    All of these are missing from the registry is this likely to cause any issues?

    Edit: also found this repeated in a DPMRACurr.errlog:

    0E08    16CC    03/09    08:30:03.323    05    genericstatus.cpp(1256)    [0000000003C32AA0]    ED0A1862-1405-438A-ABC8-22CFD64C278E    NORMAL    Wait for CallUpdateQfesInstalledRegKey succeeded. Returning m_QfesInstalled = 31
    0E08    16CC    03/09    08:30:03.338    03    schannelutils.cpp(129)        ED0A1862-1405-438A-ABC8-22CFD64C278E    WARNING    Failed: Hr: = [0x80070002] : Error trying to open RegKey [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Agent\2.0\Certificates\<FQDN of backup server>]

    • Edited by SystemInsider Monday, March 10, 2014 10:37 AM found more errors
    Friday, March 7, 2014 4:53 PM
  • Hi,

    I don't believe any of those are causing problems, they don't exist by default.  What are the actual symptoms of your DPM problem ?


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Monday, March 17, 2014 5:48 PM
    Moderator