Things seem to be working OK but errors in Application Event log

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Pete Smith, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Pete Smith

    Pete Smith Guest

    Our client came to us with failed backups. Upon investigation we found that
    the backup sems to have worked and verified but right at the end there was a
    message saying CWMI.ExecQuery failed (0x80040154), GetResultsFromEvents
    failed.

    We were investigating this and discovered that from time to time a Disk bad
    block was being reported (amongst other things... see below). We have copied
    of the disk onto a new disk and all is working again (apparently). I have
    not tested backup yet, but have a horrible feeling it will fail again,
    because of an apparent linkage with the three errors shown below, which
    started to appear at the same time as the backup started to fail. (I suspect
    there was something kind of important in that bad block!)

    MSExchangeSA Event_ID 9098
    The MAD Monitoring thread was unable to read its configuration from the DS,
    error '0x80040154'.

    Userenv Event_ID 1065
    Windows cannot perform filter check for Group Policy object
    CN={CA92866C-65E0-419A-8E8F-FDFA2E0D2E81},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=soi,DC=local.
    Group Policy processing aborted.

    Userenv Event_ID 1030
    Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. Check the event
    log for possible messages previously logged by the policy engine that
    describes the reason for this.


    The client only has 5 backup tapes and overwrote all of them before
    reporting the problem, so they do not have a definitely good backup.

    We could resolve the problem by completely reinstalling the server, of
    course, but maybe there is another way. Any help or advise would be much
    appreciated.

    Pete Smith
     
    Pete Smith, Oct 5, 2007
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  2. Hi Pete:

    Have you looked up the errors on www.eventid.net? you will need the event
    id and the source.

    Larry
     
    Larry Struckmeyer, Oct 5, 2007
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  3. Pete Smith

    Pete Smith Guest

    Hi Larry,
    Thanks for the help, we were looking there but it takes a
    long time and as usual it's about the last thing you look at! Customer was
    jumping up and down because they had no backup. Anyway, one of those
    eventid.net comments eventually pointed us more or less the right way and we
    got it sorted. It was WMI causing the grief. It obviously got broken when
    the disk went. This was the fix:

    for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %i
    in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem directory, as per:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/help/wmi.mspx#EQFAC


    Pete
     
    Pete Smith, Oct 5, 2007
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