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eDirectory Installation Failure

We are having trouble getting a new Netware 6.5 (OES) server installed into
our tree. The process fails during the eDirectory installation phase. At
the point of failure we get the error message:

“Edirectory has failed to install
Error code -746”

We are using the Netware 6.5 SP3 Overlay CDs and this is the third 6.5
server into the tree. We are running a mixed Netware environment (4.11
through 6.5). All pre-deployment steps were taken before the first 6.5
server was installed a month ago and two other 6.5 servers (identical Dell
hardware) installed fine. The tree appears to be healthy and all servers
appear to be communicating and synching properly. The server object even
gets created in eDirectory. The server in question is on the other side of
a dedicated WAN link (T-1) and WAN congestion does not appear to be an issue
(I also duplicated the problem at another remote site). I have tried the
solution presented in TID 10013671 with no improvement. The only major
change to the tree since the first two 6.5 servers were installed was the
installation of ZWfD 6.5.

Any help or insights are greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Mark Leach
Network Administrator
Charlottesville City Schools
434-245-2675
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Re: eDirectory Installation Failure

On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 19:46:41 +0000, Mark Leach wrote:

Could be a problem with timestamps and/or trustee assignments.

Do you have SP3 on the other NW 6.5 servers already in the tree? Also what
DS version on the NW 4.11s, you should have at least 6.21

You could also try to install the server into a partition that already has
3 replicas or more. That way this server will not automatically receive a
replica during the install. You can once the install is finished move the
server to the right context.


--
//Niclas Ekstedt
____________________________________________
Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
Network Consultant/NSC Sysop
InfraSystems Solutions
____________________________________________
(Sorry, support is not provided via email)

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Re: eDirectory Installation Failure

In addition to Niclas' post. Error 746 means that you have a zero creating
timestamp on a object. For more information look here:
http://www.novell.com/documentation/nwec/nwec_enu/nwec_ids_t_err_zero_creation_time.html

Start doing a basic eDirectory health check and see what comes out:
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10060600.htm

Cheers,
Edward

"Mark Leach" <Mark.Leach@ccs.k12.va.us> wrote in message
news:BMcDe.2287$Y_1.1618@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> We are having trouble getting a new Netware 6.5 (OES) server installed
> into
> our tree. The process fails during the eDirectory installation phase. At
> the point of failure we get the error message:
>
> "Edirectory has failed to install
> Error code -746"
>
> We are using the Netware 6.5 SP3 Overlay CDs and this is the third 6.5
> server into the tree. We are running a mixed Netware environment (4.11
> through 6.5). All pre-deployment steps were taken before the first 6.5
> server was installed a month ago and two other 6.5 servers (identical Dell
> hardware) installed fine. The tree appears to be healthy and all servers
> appear to be communicating and synching properly. The server object even
> gets created in eDirectory. The server in question is on the other side
> of
> a dedicated WAN link (T-1) and WAN congestion does not appear to be an
> issue
> (I also duplicated the problem at another remote site). I have tried the
> solution presented in TID 10013671 with no improvement. The only major
> change to the tree since the first two 6.5 servers were installed was the
> installation of ZWfD 6.5.
>
> Any help or insights are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
>
>
> Mark Leach
> Network Administrator
> Charlottesville City Schools
> 434-245-2675



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Re: eDirectory Installation Failure

SP3 on both servers (used overlay CDs as well) and DS 6.21 on all 4.11 servers.

I'll try installing into another partition. Could I also create additional replicas of the partition I'm
installing into?

Thank you for the suggestions.

> On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 19:46:41 +0000, Mark Leach wrote:
>
> Could be a problem with timestamps and/or trustee assignments.
>
> Do you have SP3 on the other NW 6.5 servers already in the tree? Also what
> DS version on the NW 4.11s, you should have at least 6.21
>
> You could also try to install the server into a partition that already has
> 3 replicas or more. That way this server will not automatically receive a
> replica during the install. You can once the install is finished move the
> server to the right context.
>
>
> --
> //Niclas Ekstedt
> ____________________________________________
> Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
> Network Consultant/NSC Sysop
> InfraSystems Solutions
> ____________________________________________
> (Sorry, support is not provided via email)
>


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Re: eDirectory Installation Failure

I ran a DSREPAIR on the servers that held the Master and R/W replicas of the partition that the
server is being installed into per TID 10013671. I'll try the DSTRACE commands and see if
anything shows up.

I ran most of the health check procedures, I'll run the complete set and see if anything shows up.

Thank you for the suggestions and the links.

> In addition to Niclas' post. Error 746 means that you have a zero creating
> timestamp on a object. For more information look here:
> http://www.novell.com/documentation/nwec/nwec_enu/

nwec_ids_t_err_zero_creation_time.html
>
> Start doing a basic eDirectory health check and see what comes out:
> http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10060600.htm
>
> Cheers,
> Edward
>
> "Mark Leach" <Mark.Leach@ccs.k12.va.us> wrote in message
> news:BMcDe.2287$Y_1.1618@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> > We are having trouble getting a new Netware 6.5 (OES) server installed
> > into
> > our tree. The process fails during the eDirectory installation phase. At
> > the point of failure we get the error message:
> >
> > "Edirectory has failed to install
> > Error code -746"
> >
> > We are using the Netware 6.5 SP3 Overlay CDs and this is the third 6.5
> > server into the tree. We are running a mixed Netware environment (4.11
> > through 6.5). All pre-deployment steps were taken before the first 6.5
> > server was installed a month ago and two other 6.5 servers (identical Dell
> > hardware) installed fine. The tree appears to be healthy and all servers
> > appear to be communicating and synching properly. The server object even
> > gets created in eDirectory. The server in question is on the other side
> > of
> > a dedicated WAN link (T-1) and WAN congestion does not appear to be an
> > issue
> > (I also duplicated the problem at another remote site). I have tried the
> > solution presented in TID 10013671 with no improvement. The only major
> > change to the tree since the first two 6.5 servers were installed was the
> > installation of ZWfD 6.5.
> >
> > Any help or insights are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
> >
> >
> > Mark Leach
> > Network Administrator
> > Charlottesville City Schools
> > 434-245-2675

>
>


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Re: eDirectory Installation Failure

On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 02:57:09 +0000, Mark.Leach wrote:

> I'll try installing into another partition. Could I also create
> additional replicas of the partition I'm installing into?


Sure, as long as there already exist 3 at least replicas of the partition
that you are installing into, the new server won't automatically receive a
replica of it.

--
//Niclas Ekstedt
____________________________________________
Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
Network Consultant/NSC Sysop
InfraSystems Solutions
____________________________________________
(Sorry, support is not provided via email)

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