JSI Tip 8881. Your Windows Server 2003 NETLOGON service is Paused after using DCPROMO and the File Replication Service log records event ID 13552?

When you promote a Windows Server 2003 to a domain controller using the Active Directory Installation Wizard, the NETLOGON service status changes from Started to Paused. The Event Viewer records the following error in the File Replication Service log:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: NtFrs
Event Category: None
Event ID: 13552
Time: HH:MM:SS
User: N/A
Computer: <Computer Name>
The File Replication Service is unable to add this computer to the following replica set:
This could be caused by a number of problems such as:
-- an invalid root path,
-- a missing directory,
-- a missing disk volume,
-- a file system on the volume that does not support NTFS 5.0
The information below may help to resolve the problem:
Computer DNS name is <Computer Name>
Replica set member name is <Member Name>
Replica set root path is <Drive:\windows\sysvol\domain>
Replica staging directory path is <Drive:\windows\sysvol\staging\domain>
Replica working directory path is <Drive:\windows\ntfrs\jet>
Windows error status code is
FRS error status code is FrsErrorJournalInitFailed

Other event log messages may also help determine the problem. Correct the problem and the service will attempt to restart replication automatically at a later time.

This behavior will occur if you don't have at least 512MB of free disk space to start the USN (Update Sequence Number) journal.

To workaround this problem, delete un-needed files and folders to create enough free space, and possibly run Defrag.exe.

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