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DSfW: Enable Kerberos fails during ADC provisioning on OES11SP1

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Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (OES11SP1)
Domain Services for Windows


Installing OES11SP1 ADC server (unpatched) fails in the provisioning wizard "Enable Kerberos" task.

The following command was failing.

'/opt/novell/xad/bin/kinit -k -t /var/opt/novell/xad/ds/krb5kdc/krb5.keytab $dcName\$'


Verify the PDC is up, all DSfW services are running, and the server is reachable.

Apply May 2013 Maintenance Patch to have a retry attempt.


The command to enable kerberos is failing because either the kdc server is down, is unreachable, or not properly started.


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  • Document ID:7012539
  • Creation Date:03-JUN-13
  • Modified Date:03-JUN-13
    • NovellOpen Enterprise Server
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • NetIQeDirectory

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