“operation master ERROR” In operation master TAB

When getting the “the target principal name is incorrect” error message while trying to access a DC from the LAN (e.g Start->run) and “operation master ERROR” In operation master TAB in active directory.

This issue cased by a DC that has lost its secure channel.

When getting the “the target principal name is incorrect” error message while trying to access a DC from the LAN (e.g Start->run) and “operation master ERROR” In operation master TAB in active directory.

This issue cased by a DC that has lost its secure channel.
To resolve the issue, do the follow from the DC that is not the PDC
emulator.

1. Stop the Kerberos Key Distribution Service and set it to disabled.

2. Open a command prompt and run the following command:
“netdom resetpwd /server:
/userd:administrator /passwordd:”
(without the quotation marks)

Where is the name of the server that is the PDC Emulator
operations master role holder.

After you reset the secure channel, restart the domain controller.

For more info use MS KB.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q288167/

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