Microsoft KB Archive/252778

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Article ID: 252778

Article Last Modified on 2/22/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SNA Server 4.0
  • Microsoft SNA Server 3.0 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SNA Server 3.0 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft SNA Server 3.0 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft SNA Server 4.0
  • Microsoft SNA Server 4.0 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft SNA Server 4.0 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SNA Server 4.0 Service Pack 3



This article was previously published under Q252778

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


SYMPTOMS

If Host Account Manager (UDConfig.exe) was installed using the SNA Windows 95 or Windows 98 client on either a Windows NT Workstation or computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98, the following error may appear after running this configuration tool.

Unable to locate Windows NT Account Synchronization Service in the target Windows NT domain. To browse other domains, use the "Select Domain" option of the "File" menu.

CAUSE

When Host Account Manager is initially installed, you are asked for the Windows NT Domain Name that contains the master database (MDB) where the Host Account Cache (HAC) resides. If the domain name was inadvertently misspelled or the wrong domain name was used (where no HAC is installed), end users would receive this message after running Host Account Manager.

RESOLUTION

The MdbDomain Registry value must be edited to indicate the correct Windows NT domain name. This value allows the client to find where the MDB cache is stored.

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To edit the Registry value:

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  2. Locate the MdbDomain value under the following key in the registry:

       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SNA Server\CurrentVersion\HostSecurity\STI\Client
                            

    NOTE: This Registry key is one path; it may appear wrapped for readability.

  3. On the Edit menu, click modify. In the Value data field, type the correct Windows NT domain name and click ok.
  4. Quit Registry Editor.


MORE INFORMATION

Host Account Manager is a configuration tool that gives an end user the ability to add or change his or her own cached entries (user ID and/or password) in a host security domain.

The problem described in this article only occurs where the Microsoft SNA Windows 95 or Windows 98 Host Account Manager client is installed on a Windows NT Workstation or computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98.

If you install the Microsoft SNA Windows NT Host Account Manager client on a Windows NT Workstation, you are never prompted for the dialog box asking for the location of the Windows NT domain name where the MDB resides. Instead, the SNA Windows NT client knows where to get the MDB just by knowing what Windows NT domain you are logged on to. In addition to this, there will be no Registry entry if the SNA Windows NT Host Account Manager client is installed on a Windows NT Workstation computer.


Additional query words: HIS 2000

Keywords: kbprb kbfaq KB252778