An event ID 6002 that references Distributed File System replication is logged several times a day on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 953527 - View products that this article applies to.
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page

SYMPTOMS

The following event ID 6002 that references Distributed File System replication (DFSR) is logged in the Application log several times a day on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DFSR
Event Category: None
Event ID: 6002
Date: Date
Time: Time
Computer: Computer_Name
Description: The DFS Replication service detected invalid msDFSR-Subscriber object data while polling for configuration information.
Additional Information:
Object DN: CN=2762160d-2aea-4aec-8076-635e0a33cd5c,CN=DFSR-LocalSettings,CN=KFS1,CN=Computers,D C=Domain_Name,DC=Root_Domain
Attribute Name: msDFSR-MemberReference
Domain Controller: Domain_Controller_Name.Domain_Name.Root_Domain
Polling Cycle: 60 minutes

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of an invalid DFSR object in the Active Directory directory service. Invalid DFSR objects can occur if you select the Delete the namespace folders and associated replicated folders option in the DFS Management snap-in. Because that option may cause objects that are orphaned in Active Directory, we recommend that you first delete the replication group from the DFS Replication node in DFS Management. Then, delete the DFS Namespace.

RESOLUTION


A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

This hotfix requires Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 to be installed on the computer.
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Restart Requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, X86 version
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.32552,949,12002-Dec-200807:07x86SP1
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, X86 version
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.44202,949,12002-Dec-200807:01x86SP2
Windows Server 2003, X64 version
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.32552,949,12002-Dec-200805:39x86
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, X64 version
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.44202,949,12002-Dec-200806:08x86
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, IA64 version
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.32552,949,12002-Dec-200805:29x86
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, IA64 version
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Dfsmgmt.dll5.2.3790.44202,949,12002-Dec-200805:35x86

WORKAROUND

Warning If you use the ADSI Edit snap-in, the LDP utility, or any other LDAP version 3 client, and you incorrectly modify the attributes of Active Directory objects, you can cause serious problems. These problems may require you to reinstall Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, or both Windows and Exchange. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems that occur if you incorrectly modify Active Directory object attributes can be solved. Modify these attributes at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, remove the object that is the cause of the error by verifying DFS subscriptions. To do this, follow the steps in the "Connect to Active Directory" and "Remove the invalid object" sections.

Note These steps only resolve the issue in which an invalid object exists in the Active Directory directory. The steps do not resolve replication issues.

Connect to Active Directory

  1. On a server that has the Windows Support Tools installed, open a command prompt. To download the Windows Server 2003 Support Tools, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=96a35011-fd83-419d-939b-9a772ea2df90&displaylang=en
  2. Move to the Drive_Letter:\Program Files\Support Tools folder.
  3. Type adsiedit.msc, and then press ENTER.
  4. On the Action menu, click Connect to.
  5. In the Connection Settings dialog box, type any name that you want to name this connection in the Name box.
  6. In the Connection Point area, click Select a well known Naming Context, and then click Domain.
  7. In the Computer area, click Select or type a domain or Server, and then type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server. Or, you can click Default (Domain or Server that you logged in to), if this option is appropriate for your situation.
  8. Click OK.

Remove the invalid object

  1. Expand Domain [Server_Name.Domain_Name.Root_Domain].
  2. Expand DC=Domain_Name,DC=Root_Domain.
  3. Expand CN=Computers.
  4. Expand the node for the computer that is logging the errors. For example, expand CN=Computer_Name, where Computer_Name is the name of the server that is logging the errors.
  5. Expand CN=DFSR-Local Settings.
  6. Under the CN=DFSR-Local Settings node, click each object in the navigation pane until you see an object in the details pane that has a GUID that matches the one that you observed in the event log. For example, to match the event that is listed in the "Symptoms" section, you should see an object that has the following distinguished name:
    CN=2762160d-2aea-4aec-8076-635e0a33cd5c,CN=DFSR-LocalSettings,CN=Computer_Name,CN=Computers,DC=Domain_Name,DC=Root_Domain
  7. Right-click the object that you identified in step 5, click Delete, and then click Yes.
  8. Exit ADSI Edit.

REFERENCES

For more information about DFSR, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/storage/dfs/default.mspx

Properties

Article ID: 953527 - Last Review: October 6, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
Keywords: 
kbevent kbexpertiseadvanced kbtshoot kbdfs kbreplication kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbfix kbqfe KB953527

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com