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- Tim the Enchanter, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Today's Know-IT-All answer is:
d. A duplicate SPN (ServicePrincipalName) value in the AD tree
Learn more:At times, a domain user will try to connect to a Windows 2000 server that is a member of the same domain, only to be asked for their credentials (user ID / password) before they can access the server.
When this happens, an error may be generated in the event log which reads:
Description: There are multiple accounts with name host/SERVERNAME.microsoft.com of type 10
If this happens, it's due to a duplicate SPN (ServicePrincipalName) value in the Active Directory tree. SPNs are used for things other than direct user validation; for instance, a service that runs under a user account will have an SPN attribute for that account.
If this quiz has left you yearning for more information, please check the links below for related articles and tips:
>> Read Serdar Yegulalp's full article entitled: Deal with duped SPNs.
>> Read this Administrator forum thread entitled: VPN site-to-site issues.
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