Can Not change password -error fffffd6d

We have  a mixed novell- microsoft enviorment. If I reset the password through console one and then have the end user try to login  with the temp password. The novell client  starts  and then shows this error Login-LGNWNT32.dll-710 The password could not be changed Error fffffd6d. I have also noticed that the box to sync up the windows password is grey out. We have tried to resync all five netware servers,but no avail. run time and says Time sync is active ,Time is not syncronized on the network
mgcomputerAsked:
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alextoftCommented:
As I guess you know since you mentioned it, that error is timesync related. Often means you're trying to modify an attribute with a newer timestamp. You need to get your servers synced up - time is crucial to an eDirectory environment. To make it easy, configure the master of your root partition to be a reference server which obtains its time from an external NTP source (there are plenty). Then configure your other servers to be secondary servers and get their time from the other one. Restart timesync on all the servers (SET TIMESYNC RESET FLAG = ON), and wait for them to sync up.

Then run DSREPAIR, check time and partition sync is all ok, then run a repair on the master of each replica.
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alextoftCommented:
That command should be RESTART, not RESET by the way..
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alextoftCommented:
Ok, this is what you need to be typing...

On the master of your root partition:

SET TIMESYNC CONFIGURED SOURCES = ON
SET TIMESYNC TYPE = REFERENCE
SET TIMESYNC TIME SOURCE = pool.ntp.org:123;
SET TIMESYNC RESTART FLAG = ON
now wait until it pops up saying "Time syncronization has been established".

On the other servers:
SET TIMESYNC CONFIGURED SOURCES = ON
SET TIMESYNC TYPE = SECONDARY
SET TIMESYNC TIME SOURCE = <ip of your root master>:123;
SET TIMESYNC RESTART FLAG = ON
wait until they all say they're synced.

Now open DSREPAIR from the console and check timesync status. Then check partition sync status. Then run an unattended full repair on the root master.

Hopefully things will then start working properly. Note that the commands above are from memory so apologies in advance for any syntax errors. I'm presuming all your servers are in the same place, but if they're geographically separated over WAN links etc., let us know as the time config would differ.
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mgcomputerAuthor Commented:
The servers are in differant locations  connected through frame relay
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alextoftCommented:
Ok, in that case I'll presume your tree is partitioned geographically aswell. In such case, make the master replica server of the root partition a REFERENCE server.

At your other sites, make the local partition master server a PRIMARY and the others a SECONDARY. Point the SECONDARYs at their local PRIMARY, and the PRIMARYs at the REFERENCE at mission control. Start at the top and work down.

Lame ASCII drawing (which will hopefully look ok when posted):

                                         Internet Time Server
                                                       +
                                   Netware Server (REFERENCE)
                                                       +
                             +++++++++++++++++++++++++
                             +                                                    +
                        PRIMARY                                         PRIMARY
                             +                                                    +
             +++++++++++++++                     +++++++++++++++
             +                             +                     +                              +
    SECONDARY             SECONDARY    SECONDARY              SECONDARY
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mgcomputerAuthor Commented:
I tried to use the command lines from rconj on the the primary server It just  stated invalid command or some to that nature
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alextoftCommented:
Hmm. Well you can also configure via NRM - http://yourserver:8008

Manage Server -> Set Parameters -> Time

Most of the settings you can ignore, but make sure
configured sources = on
time sources = timeserver1:123; timeserver2:123; (etc...)
timesync type = whatever

then set the restart flag to on, and wait.

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mgcomputerAuthor Commented:
The only issue that we are using xntp
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alextoftCommented:
Well if you've got the problems you have, it obviously isn't configured correctly. Would have been useful to mention this earlier... If that's the way you want to go, just read this:
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/17968.html

Netware makes it easy to switch between the 2. Personally I find timesync more flexible and easier to deal with. Our current tree was built about 4 years ago and I haven't touched the timesync config since...
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