Kerberos error

David Lawler Christiansen (NT) davidchr at
Fri Jun 27 16:02:46 EDT 2003

Can you explain a little more about your setup?  It sounds like you have
a machine named FIRM joined to a domain named  Is that

Is it possible that the FIRM$ account has had its password reset through
administrative means?

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: kerberos-bounces at 
> [mailto:kerberos-bounces at] On Behalf Of Renzi, Gary
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 12:50 PM
> To: kerberos at
> Subject: Kerberos error
> I  am a MCSE at CTA in Honolulu Hawaii. I have run into this 
> message and
> error , have search and search for a resolution, have yet to find any
> reference to the error or anyone at Microsoft that can help me.  After
> reading your article " Kerberos: The Network Authentication 
> Protocol", I
> thought I'd write a tap your knowledge.  Any help would be 
> appreciated.
> Thanks
> Gary M Renzi
> 808-839-1200
> "The kerberos client received a KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED error from the
> server FIRM$.  This indicates that the password used to encrypt the
> kerberos service ticket is different than that on the target server.
> Commonly, this is due to identically named  machine accounts in the
> target realm (firm.COM), and the client realm.   Please contact your
> system administrator."
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