SPPasswordManagementJobDefinition Fails with error The given key was not present in the dictionary. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am getting this error for the last few days for the timer job SPPasswordManagementJobDefinition

    Alert: SharePoint: SPPasswordManagementJobDefinition Timer Job Failed

    Source: Timer Jobs

    Path: Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPTimerServiceInstance

    Last modified by: System

    Last modified time: 6/6/2012 12:30:05 AM Alert description: A critical incident has occurred where the Execute method of SPPasswordManagementJobDefinition threw an exception.

    Event ID: 6398

    Event Description: The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPPasswordManagementJobDefinition (ID 5e26f056-fb74-4717-91cd-c3a738e3120c) threw an exception. More information is included below.

    The given key was not present in the dictionary.

    ANy suggestion?

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:25 PM


  • Hi RachanaD,

    This is may be the permission problem . you can add permission to the user.

    The following steps assume two things:

    • You are a domain administrator or have rights to make the following changes in Active Directory.
    • You have access to a computer with Active Directory Administrative tool pack installed

    1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers

    2. Find the service account you are attempting to add or the Farm administration account (if the error occurs when running SharePoint Configuration Wizard) 

    3. Select "Advanced Features" from the View Menu

    4. Open the properties of the desired account

    5. Select the "Security" tab

    6. Find Authenticated Users and give them READ permission on the user object

    • For example, the user object may be your Farm administrator account or the managed account you are attempting to add, depending on the scenario in the Symptoms section

    7. Click OK to close out and try again. You may want to consider doing this for any managed accounts you define in Central Administration

    You can refer to the following link.





    Friday, June 8, 2012 9:25 AM