A while ago I wanted to view the event log of a server. For this task there is no need to log in using remote desktop. However when I fired up the event log viewer and tried to connect to the NetBIOS name of my server I got the following error:
Using remote desktop I could connect just fine to the server. At least that’s what it looked like. Locally I could open the event log without issues. But I saw events which couldn’t possibly be logged on this server. And then it came clear, there was an IP conflict! To be honest it’s a lab environment so these things can happen occasionally.
The reason this fails is because my client (my administration pc) asks AD for a Kerberos Ticket for server x whilst when connecting I’m actually presenting this Kerberos Ticket to server y. This results in a server receiving a ticket encrypted with a password other than it’s own. Result: the above error.
Thomas, we should have updated the CMDB, Vuylsteke