I have a Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Domain with a hub-spoke VPN design across 18 locations. 16 of the servers connect and replicate with Serv1 with no issue. Serv17 will not, and the culprits are good ol' Event IDs #4 and #1311.
There are no firewalls stopping this connection.
On S1, I can reach \\S17 without issue. The reverse is not true (I get "The Target account name is incorrect.), but I can access \\S1_IPAddress without issue. S17 was configured onsite with S1 (along with the other servers), and it has only been 45 days, so things haven't tombstoned.
I have entered the DNS configuration manually using a functioning server as a guide (doing this actually brought the DNS resolution to work from S1 to S17), and I have done everything in the KB and in Technet related to these error messages-- but none of the resolutions work.
Demoting the server fails with the same "Target account name is incorrect." message.
I feel I am missing something simple, and need some direction here. What information do I need to post, keeping in mind that there are 16 servers that work?
Thanks in advance.