CIFS service fails to start

cifsd[14067]: ERROR: ENTRY: DDCLogin() failed Error: -669

The only thing the common proxy handles is CIFS on this server. 

I've tried to change the common proxy password according to TID 7016334 but it fails:

 

[Status] Running the password change job automatically
Retrieving the current common proxy username from OCS
Executing command: /opt/novell/proxymgmt/bin/cp_retrieve_proxy_cred username
Retrieving the current common proxy username from OCS returned: 0
Thu Nov 5 10:03:42 PST 2020: [Status] Starting Change Password Task
[Status] ENTRY =========>>> cn=OESCommonProxy_[Server],ou=[Server Context]
[Status] Current user is common proxy user
Executing command: /opt/novell/proxymgmt/bin/cp_retrieve_proxy_cred password
Retrieving the current common proxy password from OCS returned: 0
Verifying ndslogin with the existing common proxy credentials.
Ldapsearch command to be executed to verify the common proxy credentials is env LDAPTLS_CACERT=/etc/opt/novell/certs/SSCert.pem /usr/bin/ldapsearch -b -s base -D cn=OESCommonProxy_[Server],ou=[Server Context] -w -H ldaps://127.0.0.1:636
Ldapsearch command executed to verify the common proxy credentials returned: 49
ERROR: Common Proxy credentials verification failed in change password task, exiting the password change task.

What would my next step be?

Server is OES2018 SP1 with latest patches. 

thanks,

Andrew