Event ID 8241 — Server for NIS Functionality — Push Service

Event ID 8241 — Server for NIS Functionality — Push Service

Updated: November 14, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Server for NIS synchronizes and propagates NIS map changes to UNIX-based NIS subordinate (also known as slave) servers. The NIS master server supports the following transfer modes:

  • Periodic transfer of NIS maps
  • On-demand transfer of NIS maps to subordinate servers

Typically, NIS maps are transferred to subordinate servers upon change by using the make utility. The Windows-based NIS server does not use make; instead, the server pushes immediately.

Subordinate NIS servers can request transfer of maps at any time. Server for NIS Server Functionality — Push Service provides information to help you interpret system messages indicating the functional state of the NIS map push service.

Event Details

Product: Windows Identity Management for UNIX
ID: 8241
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IDMU-ServerForNIS
Version: 6.0
Message: Failed to create an event: %1.

Fix possible failures for Win32 API

The Server for NIS push service experienced a failure attempting to call a Windows API.

Read the full text of the error message in Event Viewer to obtain the exact Windows error code. Try the following, in the order shown, to correct the error, moving on to the next step only if the current action failed to clear the error condition:

  1. Free virtual memory by closing unused applications.
  2. Restart the Server for NIS service.
  3. Restart the computer on which the error was generated.


Server for NIS push service functionality can be verified by pushing maps to subordinate servers.

To test the functionality of the push service, change a map entry for an NIS user (you can use the users nisadmin or AdminUI for the purposes of your test). Wait for the refresh interval to elapse, and then view the NIS map stored on a UNIX-based subordinate of the master server. If your changed values are reflected in the NIS map stored on the UNIX-based NIS subordinate server, then the Server for NIS master server is functioning as expected.

In the absence of any of the following error messages, the push service is functioning normally. If any of these messages occur, the push service can continue working, but warning conditions exist.

  • IDMU Server for NIS event 8198
  • IDMU Server for NIS event 12288
  • IDMU Server for NIS event 12289

Related Management Information

Server for NIS Functionality — Push Service

Identity Management for UNIX


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