Event ID 8240 — Server for NIS Service Availability
Updated: November 14, 2007
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Server for NIS service availability indicates the functional state of the Server for NIS service. When Server for NIS is available, it updates NIS maps on all subordinate servers in the domain if it is running as an NIS master server, and accepts NIS replication data from Active Directory if it is running as a subordinate server.
|Product:||Windows Identity Management for UNIX|
|Message:||Failure getting computer name: %1.|
Fix possible failures for Win32 API
Server for NIS is closing because it 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.
To correct the error, try the following steps in order, moving on to the next step only if the current action failed to clear the error condition:
- Free virtual memory by closing unused applications.
- Restart the Server for NIS service.
- Restart the computer on which the error was generated.
Open the Services MMC and verify that Server for NIS is operational. If the Server for NIS service properties show that the service is not running, errors are preventing Server for NIS from operating normally.
To verify that Server for NIS is running
- Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
- In the Results pane of the Services MMC, double-click Server for NIS.
- In the Service status area of the Server for NIS Properties dialog box, verify that the Server for NIS service shows as Started.
Use the ypcat command on a client computer in the domain on which the error was generated to verify that the Server for NIS service is available.
To use the ypcat command to verify Server for NIS service availability:
- On a client computer in the domain on which the error was generated, open a Windows Command Prompt with elevated privileges. To do this, right click Command Prompt on the Start menu, and then click Run as administrator.
- Type the following command, and then press Enter: ypcat -hNISServer-dDomain Mapname. NISServer represents the name of the server on which you want to verify that the Server for NIS Service is available. Domain represents the domain name on which you want to verify that the Server for NIS service is available. Mapname represents the name or nickname of a specific NIS map that the server on which you want to verify Server for NIS availability is expected to update.
- If you are prompted to provide the domain administrator account name and password, type the account name and password, and then press Enter.
- The ypcat Windows command-line utility prints the values of all keys from the NIS database specified by Mapname, which can be a map name or a map nickname. If the ypcat utility returns a list of key values for the maps you specified, the Server for NIS service is available.
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