Kerberos Pre-Authentication Failed (30) Windows Server 2003


  • Hello everyone,

    I am trying to have a device join a domain running on a WinServer 2003 OS. In this process, my device is assigned an IP address from the running DHCP server but I end up getting a pre-authentication failure from Kerberos. The error number I receive is (0x30), which refers to the requirement of another authentication method.

    We have successfully gotten another device (Windows XP VM) to join the domain with the same kerberos un and pw.

    Does anybody have any insight as to the source of my issue?


    I intend to add my wireless trace but I am having issues adding the link to the trace at the moment.

    Friday, July 12, 2013 9:56 PM

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  • Hello,

    please post the complete error message or event viewer error you have.

    What "device" are you talking about in detail, which OS version?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
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    Saturday, July 13, 2013 2:12 PM
  • Hi,

    Any update on this thread? I'll be moving your post to Security forum.

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    Thursday, July 18, 2013 7:48 AM