Event ID 16389 — UNIX to Windows Password Synchronization Service -- Run-time Issues

Updated: December 16, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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

When Password Synchronization is configured for UNIX to Windows synchronization, and UNIX to Windows synchronization is functioning normally, 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.

Event Details

Product: Windows Identity Management for UNIX
ID: 16389
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IDMU-PSync
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: MSG_PSYNC_SL_ERROR
Message: Password change request for user = %1, from the UNIX side is rejected because the operating system is still loading.

Resolve

Allow Password Synchronization to fully initialize

Password Synchronization was unable to update the password for the user. This error typically occurs when the computer has not fully completed its startup cycle before receiving a password change request.

Wait a few minutes, then retry the password change operation.

Verify

To verify the functional state of UNIX to Windows password synchronization, retry UNIX to Windows password synchronization. UNIX to Windows password synchronization is fully operational when the password synchronization succeeds, and functioning with warning conditions present if password synchronization fails for some passwords but succeeds for others.

If password synchronization succeeds for some passwords but fails for others, the UNIX to Windows 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.

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

Identity Management for UNIX

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