Monday, 14 September 2009

CCR/SCR and Event 2082

I had an annoying event log being recorded on the active node of a CCR environment on Exchange 2007 SP1 and Windows 2008 SP1. The event was :

Event: 2082
Category: MSExchangeRepl
Description: The Microsoft Exchange Replication Service was unable to create a network share named {transaction log folder name} for {storage group name}. Please verify that a network share with this name does not already exist.

This event was logged about 9 or 10 times an hour on average for every storage group on the CCR environment. The event was only logged when SCR was also used in conjunction with CCR. It was noted that this issue appeared to be benign in that there was no apparent loss of functionality and no other related issues recorded.

Believe me when I say that everything was verified in the troubleshooting, such as deleting the replication share names and letting CCR re-create them, checking CCR health, checking SCR health, etc, etc, etc. This system was on Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 SP1 at the time, due to support requirements of other 3rd party archiving software being used.

As it turned out, the solution was fairly simple: apply Windows 2008 Service Pack 2. It looks like the actual problem is an RPC issue within the operating system that causes Exchange 2007 to log the 2082 event log.

If you're seeing this event being logged on the active node of your CCR environment, try upgrading to Windows 2008 SP2.


Tom said...

Great info as I am having this problem in the exact same scenario that you have described. Is there any more information you can give on the RPC issue?

Neil Hobson said...

Hi Tom,

No specific details as I think it was deep within the O/S where the problem lay. Are you on SP1?