Event ID 8248 — Windows to UNIX Password Synchronization Service Availability

Updated: November 14, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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Windows to UNIX Password Synchronization Service Availability indicates the operational state of the Windows to UNIX password synchronization service and its availability to synchronize user account passwords to the UNIX environment that are changed in the Windows environment.

When Password Synchronization is configured for Windows-to-UNIX synchronization, and a password is changed on a Windows-based computer running Password Synchronization, the Password Synchronization service determines whether the user's password is to be synchronized on UNIX computers. When the Password Synchronization service is operating normally, it encrypts the password and sends it to the Password Synchronization daemon on each computer with which the Windows-based computer is configured to be synchronized. The daemon then decrypts the password and changes the password on the UNIX host.

Generally, the service is available if it has read and modify permissions in the Windows Registry, and if the computer on which Password Synchronization is installed remains an Active Directory® Domain Services domain controller.

Event Details

Product: Windows Identity Management for UNIX
ID: 8248
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IDMU-PSync
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: MSG_ERROR_CREATE_EVENT_FAILED
Message: CreateEvent failed to create new event. Error = %1

Resolve

Fix possible failures for Win32 API

Windows to UNIX Password Synchronization experienced a failure attempting to call a Windows API.

Read the full text of the error message in Event Viewer to obtain the exact Windows error code.

To correct the error, try the following steps in order, moving on to the next step only if the current action failed to clear the error condition:

  1. Free virtual memory by closing unused applications.
  2. Restart the Password Synchronization service.
  3. Restart the computer on which the error was generated.

Verify

The Windows to UNIX password synchronization service is functioning normally in the absence of any of the following messages in Event Viewer. If any of the following messages are logged in Event Viewer, the service cannot function normally.

  • IDMU Password Synchronization event 16388
  • IDMU Password Synchronization event 8194
  • IDMU Password Synchronization event 8193

Related Management Information

Windows to UNIX Password Synchronization Service Availability

Identity Management for UNIX

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