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Offline drdread  
#1 Posted : 03 September 2020 14:09:24(UTC)
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This error is occurring on my Windows 10 box which I use as a NAS

What does it mean?

Log Name: Application
Source: ESENT
Date: 03/09/2020 13:28:50
Event ID: 642
Task Category: General
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: PC.domain.local
Description:
Catalog Database (3784,D,50) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9180 (0x23dc) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="ESENT" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">642</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>3</Level>
<Task>1</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2020-09-03T12:28:50.9594394Z" />
<EventRecordID>7007</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>PC.domain.local</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>Catalog Database</Data>
<Data>3784,D,50</Data>
<Data>Catalog Database: </Data>
<Data>0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat)</Data>
<Data>9180 (0x23dc)</Data>
<Data>1568.20.0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>
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Offline drdread  
#2 Posted : 11 September 2020 11:59:45(UTC)
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It is some kind of Jet Database error and will probably be replaced by a different error at next update |:
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#3 Posted : 09 November 2020 12:36:15(UTC)
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I have been receiving the errors for:

Catalog Database (13848,D,35) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9180 (0x23dc) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

Catalog Database (13848,D,35) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9120 (0x23a0) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

Catalog Database (13848,D,40) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9080 (0x2378) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

In that order

It appears that the databases here: C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 are the ones being referenced

I have two databases in there:

Event ID 642 Databases

Containing:

Event ID 642 Databases

An excerpt from my DB error log from there reads:

CatalogDB: 10:33:15 AM 10/23/2020: DONE Adding Catalog File (32ms): Microsoft-Windows-Internet-Browser-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.608.cat
CatalogDB: 10:33:15 AM 10/23/2020: DONE Adding Catalog File (15ms): Microsoft-Windows-SenseClient-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.608.cat
CatalogDB: 10:33:16 AM 10/23/2020: DONE Adding Catalog File (47ms): Microsoft-Windows-Client-Desktop-Required-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.608.cat
CatalogDB: 10:33:16 AM 10/23/2020: DONE Adding Catalog File (62ms): Microsoft-Windows-Client-Desktop-Required-

Stopping the Cryptographic Services and deleting the two folders has reduced the number of errors.

Edited by user 09 November 2020 12:58:30(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#4 Posted : 09 November 2020 12:38:14(UTC)
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Following on from the above, after taking that action (I just stopped the Cryptographic Services and moved both DB folders into a new folder I had created called Old and restarted the service.)

After restarting the Cryptographic Services service, the proper EDB files appeared as can be seen here:

Windows\system32\catroot2 log files created properly

So presumably there was a serious problem compared to before as these files were not present.

Edited by user 09 November 2020 12:59:48(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline Lemonde  
#5 Posted : 09 November 2020 13:05:41(UTC)
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They disappeared again!!

The log files disappear when you restart the Cryptographic service again - so they will presumably disappear at restart.

Windows\system32\catroot2 restarting cryptographic services twice

Stop the service, remove the DB folders and the log file, then restart and we see these files created:

Windows\system32\catroot2 just after cryptographic services restart

What the heck?

Still get the errors when restarting the Cryptographic services:

642 Errors in Event Log after restarting cryptographic services

Each reads:

Starting session 2 - ‎2020‎-‎11‎-‎09T13:06:19.695531100Z.

Ending session 2 started ‎2020‎-‎11‎-‎09T13:06:19.695531100Z.

Catalog Database (16064,D,35) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9180 (0x23dc) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

Catalog Database (16064,D,35) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9120 (0x23a0) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

Catalog Database (16064,D,40) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9080 (0x2378) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

Catalog Database (16064,D,35) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9180 (0x23dc) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

Catalog Database (16064,D,35) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9120 (0x23a0) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

Catalog Database (16064,D,40) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9080 (0x2378) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

Edited by user 09 November 2020 13:16:42(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline Lemonde  
#6 Posted : 09 November 2020 13:19:10(UTC)
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How does Windows 10 reliably track the following?

Provides three management services: Catalog Database Service, which confirms the signatures of Windows files and allows new programs to be installed; Protected Root Service, which adds and removes Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates from this computer; and Automatic Root Certificate Update Service, which retrieves root certificates from Windows Update and enable scenarios such as SSL. If this service is stopped, these management services will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
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#7 Posted : 12 November 2020 22:59:38(UTC)
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Yes it is definitely a jet db looking at those log files, but why it is never happy with the files it creates I am not sure. As for deleting the files but not recreating them, it seems as though the log file versions never match the edb files or something like that. I’m wondering if the cryptographic service works at all or if I should just disable it.

It could always be restarted when an update containing root certificates is required.

Edited by user 12 November 2020 23:01:01(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline sirclesadmin  
#8 Posted : 16 November 2020 17:45:37(UTC)
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Just as an aside, when I look at my own Windows 10 Ent addition, I can see that this folder is populated with EDB files indicating that the Jet database is running correctly, but I have not had to restart the cryptographic services today to achieve this.

The database format feature version 9180 (0x23dc) could not be used due to the current database - format 1568.20.0 | Event ID: 642

The PC has been powered up for some time though.

I see the 642 ESENT errors on the same minutes past the hour, but the number of hours seems to vary??? Anxious

Edited by user 16 November 2020 17:46:09(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#9 Posted : 19 November 2020 16:54:33(UTC)
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This is a troubling error - my catroot2 folder is populated by those files today also???

Here is a happy picture to help:

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Edited by user 19 November 2020 17:05:08(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline Lemonde  
#10 Posted : 04 December 2020 00:41:45(UTC)
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Can everyone please report exact edition and build numbers please? This should be resolved simply enough.
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