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Active Directory Replication failed with Target principal name is incorrect

If you have issue with the computer account of the domain controller then you may receive target principal name is incorrect or access denied error while the time of replication.

To check the computer account run the below command from affected domain controller where you receive the error.

net view file://dcname/


net use file://dcname/

If you receive access denied error then it's confirm computer account issue, to resolve this issue, you have to reset the computer account, reset the secure channels between these domain controllers and the PDC

Run the below command to reset the computer account,

Before running this command, disables the Kerberos Key Distribution Center service (KDC).

And this command should be run from the domain controller in which you are going to reset the password, server_name should be PDC or the replication partner

netdom resetpwd /server:server_name /userd:domain_name\administrator /passwordd:administrator_password

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