Following on from my nightmare weekend of having to restore Active Directory, in doing so I had to demote one of the Domain Controllers as it was causing all sorts of Active directory errors.  This also simplifies were problems are occurring rather than worrying about replication and such things.

After doing this the only remaining DC was stuck in a JRNL_WRAP_ERROR (Event ID 13568) a pretty standard message that I’ve seen quite a few times, this hinders replication between domain controllers, but as this was the only one this shouldn’t have been occurring or at least trying to replicate.

Here’s what the eventvwr was reporting:
“The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set “DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)” is in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR.

Now if you scroll down this error it does actually give you some good advice, but I thought I’d share it here anyway.

Because this is the only DC I need to change the BurFlags registry to have a value of D4 if you have more than one DC then I would need to change the value to D2

The first thing that you need to do is to stop the File Replication Service, open up the Services Window, right click on the File Replication Service and select Stop

Now we need to change the Registry Value so to do this, open up the Registry Editor (How to open the Registry Editor) and drill down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> SYSTEM –> CurrentControlSet –> Services –> NtFrs –> Parameters –> Backup/Restore –> Process at Startup


In there you should see a REG_DWORD called BurFlags double click this and change the value to D4 (in my case with a single Domain Controller)

Once this has been changed, you can close the Registry editor and start the File Replication Service
If you look in the Event Viewer you should see an event in the File Replication Service log which tells you that the JRNL_WRAP_ERROR problem has been solved.

Hope this gets you out of a sticky Quibble.