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Fix Event ID 4015

In follow up to our previous posting in regards to the event ID 4015 error in windows 2003 or windows 2008 we have created a registry file. You may use this to fix the error however please consult with your IT support department and use the file at your own risk.

What is Error Event ID 4015?

The general message is " The DNS server has encountered a critical error from the Active Directory. Check that Active Directory is functioning properly. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the error. ...." This error will result in a considerably long delay when you boot your server. Thus to resolve the issue we need to fix the registry entry for windows timing. This may be one of the possible solutions but in our case it worked fine. Here is a snap shot of the error: fix Error ID 4015

How to fix Event ID 4015?

Download the following registry file: download [wpdm_package id='775']   and double click on the file. You will see some error message similar to the following image: Error-Event-ID-4015-Registry Import       This will essentially replace the following key in your computer: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient] "Enabled"=dword:00000000 This should resolve the issue however discuss the problem with your IT support and use the file at your own risk.

Error Event 4004 and 4015 Windows Server Stuck in Apply Settings

In one of our servers that runs Windows 2003 we noticed that the reboot time has significantly increased and it takes up to 30 minutes to reboot the server. In another post we will discuss how to reduce the shutdown or restart time for windows server however looking at the events we noticed multiple error event ID 4004 and error event ID 4015. Here is the solution that worked for us. We did change the registry inputs. Make sure you consult with your IT manager before making any registry changes as it can cause irreversible damage to your server if you are not fully aware of what change you are making. Solution: Step 1- You need to run the regedit.exe. For example in Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 click on "Start" then click on "Run" and type "Regedit" and press enter. This will open up the registry view. Step 2- Create a backup of your registry by clicking on "File" then "Export" and save the registry file to a safe location that you can recover even if the windows is not booting. Step 3- Locate the following registry keys. Just remember these errors generally are caused by the windows time provider protocol (W32Time). HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimProviders\NtpClient\ On the right pane you will see an entry called "Enabled" (type is "REG_DWORD"). Edit the value by double clicking on the entry and change the value from "1" to "0" Please make sure the base is "Hexadecimal". After the settings are applied close the registry settings. Restart the server and your problem should be resolved. Disclaimer: Please use the above instructions fully at your own risk. Changing windows registry may cause irreversible damages to your operating system thus you should discuss any of the steps with your system administrator.