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FRS problem - event ID 13508 (without 13509)

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  • Hi everyone,

    Thank you for your help in advanced. I have been searching for couple hours before coming for help~~ I read so many articles but could not find any clue yet.

    I have 7 sites, and the Windows 2003 DC servers have been running for 4 years. Now, all in a sudden, one single DC for a site is having an event ID 13508 (since Feb).  It said the "File Replcation Service is having trouble enable replication from server A to Server B for d:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS domain name.... the FRS will keep retries...etc".

    I followed one of the technets and verify each mentioned, including running repadmin /showreps and /showconn, netdiag, NTFRSUtl version <servername>..etc, checking on NTDS schedule and enable, RPC, pinging the DCs from each other, all seem fine!

    I also run the frsdiag, and there was an error...

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    Checking for minimum FRS version requirement ... passed

    Checking for errors/warnings in ntfrsutl ds ... passed

    Checking for Replica Set configuration triggers... passed

    Checking for suspicious file Backlog size...

    ERROR : File Backlog TO server "serverA" is : 63313 :: Unless this is due to your schedule, this is a problem!

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    I also run virus-scan and malware scan, but nothing found. All neccessary ports seem not blocked as well.

    So where is the problem? Hooo also, I checked the staging and staging area folder, they are all empy on both servers. So what should I do??

    In here I found a forum claimed he could fix the problem by doing the tips from JSI 5439... here is the original forum link

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winserverDS/thread/6e64e9b3-6542-4cb3-83fb-f75218ad029c/

    and the jsi link (the one shown in the forum did not work any more.

    http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/domains2/jsi-tip-5439-the-sysvol-and-netlogon-shares-are-missing-after-you-restore-a-domain-controller-.aspx

    Any suggestions to resolve this problem will be great...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Monday, April 26, 2010 6:30 PM

Answers

  • Run the following command from both sides of the replication and see if it passes

    NTFRSUTL version server_name

    If that works then, why don't you try a non-authoritative restore of sysvol on this dc.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290762

    If it fails then I would look at an article I have on firewall ports required open, there is also a troubleshooting guide there.

    http://www.pbbergs.com/windows/articles.htm

     

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    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:45 PM
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  • Hello,

    can you ping to/from the problem server with ip addresses, computername and FQDN?

    Any firewall between the sites that are reconfigured without your knowledge?

    Did you check:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727056.aspx


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:20 PM
  • Run the following command from both sides of the replication and see if it passes

    NTFRSUTL version server_name

    If that works then, why don't you try a non-authoritative restore of sysvol on this dc.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290762

    If it fails then I would look at an article I have on firewall ports required open, there is also a troubleshooting guide there.

    http://www.pbbergs.com/windows/articles.htm

     

    --
    Paul Bergson
    MVP - Directory Services
    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
    MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
    2008, Vista, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4
    Microsoft's Thrive IT Pro of the Month - June 2009
    http://www.pbbergs.com

    Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup This
    posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:45 PM
    Moderator