Backup Exec 11D fails to backup DC
I'm having an annoying issue with BE it keeps failing to backup the system state on a new DC with a corrupt files error indicating that the system state is corrupt. If i run a backup and verify of the system state with windows backup it reports no errors.
The server seems to be running fine i haven't seen any errors and Netdiag and Dcdiag don't report any issues i've also run sfc and it didn't solve the issue.
This server is running 2003 R2 SP2 and is being backed up using a BE 11D remote agent, i'm backing up another DC via remote agent without issue and as far as i can tell they're setup the same.
When i run the agent in debug mode this is the error that seems to indicate that system32 is missing, it's like it thinks it's a file
 06/19/08 10:54:32 brUtil::OpenActiveObject Error: 0x2000FE07 Could not find the object c:\windows\system32\
 06/19/08 10:54:32 Status FS_NO_MORE (0x2000FE07) for Component System Files in SHADOW::ReadComponent
 06/19/08 10:54:32 AD:Status FS_READING_OBJECT_FAILURE (0xE000FEDF) calling FS_ReadObj in SystemState::ReadObj:233
 06/19/08 10:54:32 Informational: Closing Component 'System Files'
 06/19/08 10:54:32 Informational: calling IVssBackupComponents::SetBackupSucceeded with status 'FS_READING_OBJECT_FAILURE (0xE000FEDF)' for Component 'System Files' in SHADOW::CloseComponent
 06/19/08 10:54:32 Writer SYSVOL include file list:
I found this post online where Veritas suggested it can be causes by installing from slipstreamed media (WTF) well i did install from a slipstreamed 2003 SP2 CD but i've done that on other servers without issue.
I spoke a long time with the Veritas support and they find out that there is
a missing entry in the active directory which Backup Exec can not handle.
Here the details:
(log from beromte tool)
beremote:  12/12/06 11:54:08 brUtil:penActiveObject ´
Information: Active Object is a File C:\windows\system32\sfc.exe beremote:
12/12/06 11:54:08 brUtil:etupDLE Succesfully set up to read the object 'C:'
'\windows\system32\' '' 'c:\windows\system32\' beremote:  12/12/06
11:54:08 brUtil:penActiveObject Information: Active Object is a File
beremote:  12/12/06 11:54:08 brUtil:penActiveObject Error: 0x2000FE07
Could not find the object c:\windows\system32\
As you can see the entry "c:\windows\system32\" is missing. Why ever...
The sad that the problem is because I installed the server with a slip
streamed cd rom.
The povided me two solutions:
- install the server new (no comment ...)
- using sfc.exe (which I did, the same error as every)