Backup Latency Threshold In Windows Server 2003 With SP1

by [Published on 25 March 2009 / Last Updated on 28 Nov. 2008]

This article explains how you can use a registry entry to display a warning message if a Naming Partition is not backed up for many days.

This article explains how you can use a registry entry show that it displays a warning message if a Naming Partition is not backed up for many days. This functionality is new to Windows Server 2003 forest created with SP1. The Windows Server 2003 will report if any Naming Partition is not backed up within the specified days.

The registry entry to configure this feature is located at the following location:

  •  Key: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters
  • Type: REG_DWORD
  • Entry: Backup Latency Threshold (days)

Enabling and specifying some values in the above registry will enable you to monitor your Active Directrory environment for backups. An event ID will be logged if the Naming Partition is not backed up within the specified days configured in above registry entry. Event ID is 2089.

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP, and was awarded Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles for various online communities. Nirmal can also be found contributing to PowerShell based Dynamic Packs for ADHealthProf.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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