Event ID 8206 — Windows to UNIX Password Synchronization Service -- Run-time Issues

Updated: November 14, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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Windows to UNIX Password Synchronization Service -- Run-time Issues indicates the functionality of Windows to UNIX password synchronization operations.

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.

Event Details

Product: Windows Identity Management for UNIX
ID: 8206
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IDMU-PSync
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: MSG_NO_PORTS
Message: socket(): All ports are in use.

Resolve

Restart the Windows-based computer

Very rarely, the computer reports that all ports are in use and that the Windows to UNIX Password Synchronization Service cannot operate normally. Restarting the Windows-based computer on which Password Synchronization is installed typically clears the error.

To restart the computer:

  • Click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.

Verify

Retry Windows to UNIX password synchronization for failed user password changes to verify that it is operational. Password Synchronization is fully operational when the password synchronization succeeds, and operating under warning conditions if password synchronization fails for some passwords but succeeds for others.

If password synchronization succeeds for some passwords but fails for others, the Windows to UNIX Password Synchronization Service is likely fully operational, but there might be account- or computer-specific configuration problems preventing password changes from being synchronized on UNIX-based hosts.

Related Management Information

Windows to UNIX Password Synchronization Service -- Run-time Issues

Identity Management for UNIX

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