Event ID 8212 — UNIX to Windows Password Synchronization Service Availability

Updated: November 14, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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UNIX to Windows Password Synchronization Service Availability provides information to help you interpret system messages indicating the operational state of the UNIX to Windows password synchronization service and its availability to synchronize user account passwords to the Windows environment that are changed in the UNIX environment.

When Password Synchronization is configured for UNIX to Windows synchronization, and the synchronization service is available, passwords that are changed on UNIX hosts are synchronized on Windows-based computers and domains. The Password Synchronization pluggable authentication module (PAM) makes this possible by intercepting the password change request on the UNIX host, encrypting the password, and then sending the password change request to the Password Synchronization service running on the Windows-based computers with which it is configured to be synchronized.

The UNIX to Windows Password Synchronization Service is generally available unless the Password Synchronization daemon has failed to initialize.

Event Details

Product: Windows Identity Management for UNIX
ID: 8212
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IDMU-PSync
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: MSG_ERROR_BIND_FAIL
Message: Failure binding to socket in daemon. %rerror = %1

Resolve

Correct Windows Sockets error

This is typically the result of a Windows Sockets call failure. Open the message in Event Viewer to determine the exact nature of the error. The error message text should identify the API to which a call failed. Refer to MSDN documentation (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95108) for possible causes of the error with the referenced API, and for ways to correct the problem.

Verify

The UNIX to Windows password synchronization service state is considered fully operational in the absence of any of the following messages in Event Viewer. If any of the following messages are logged in Event Viewer, critical error conditions exist that are preventing the UNIX to Windows password synchronization service from operating normally.

  • IDMU Password Synchronization event 8211
  • IDMU Password Synchronization event 12295
  • IDMU Password Synchronization event 8244
  • IDMU Password Synchronization event 8213

Related Management Information

UNIX to Windows Password Synchronization Service Availability

Identity Management for UNIX

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