Microsoft KB Archive/253716

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Article ID: 253716

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows Services for Netware 4.0

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In the Event log, you receive the following error message:

Event ID 8020
The synch agent services failed to modify account [username] on the NetWare server [servername] due to error 10256. DSMN is not able to synchronize any of the users on the NetWare server. Any new user added to NT and migrated to NetWare will work fine.


This issue can occur when the DSMN server tries to synchronize the accounts on the NetWare server.

The NetWare server refuses the request. The actual NetWare error is 255(xFF).


To resolve this issue, you may need to delete the users from NetWare and migrate them again from Windows NT by fully synchronizing the NetWare server using DSMN.


Microsoft recommends that you apply user rights on the NetWare server using Groups. When you delete a user from the NetWare server and DSMN is synchronized with that server the user and groups the user was in are added to the server again. Permissions you assigned to individual users are lost and need to be reapplied.

Additional query words: DSMN sync synchronize netware

Keywords: kbenv kberrmsg kbnetwork kbprb KB253716