Event ID 8214 — UNIX to Windows Password Synchronization Service -- Run-time Issues

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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: 8214
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IDMU-PSync
Version: 6.0
Message: Failure accepting connections for password change requests. %rError = %1


Correct Windows Sockets error

This is typically the result of a Windows Sockets failure when making the WSAAccept call, and can usually be resolved by restarting the computer on which Password Synchronization is running can correct the problem.

A failure occurred while attempting to create a socket to communicate between the UNIX-based host computer and the Windows computer. This is generally a failure returned from a Windows Sockets API. The text of the error message should provide the exact nature of the Windows Sockets failure.

To restart the computer:

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


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.

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

Identity Management for UNIX