NPS windows server 2012 issue RRS feed

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  • Good afternoon, 

    I am having an issue with one of my nps role installed on windows server 2012 that is also acting as a secondary domain controller 

    I have imported the nps clients and policies from primary nps that is also my PDC and where everything is working fine , but on the secondary I am having issues to authenticate and authorize users, this is the last part of the relative event log :

    Network Policy Server discarded the request for a user.

    Contact the Network Policy Server administrator for more information.

    Reason Code: 2
    Reason: There are not sufficient access rights to process the request.

    I confirm that this nps server has been properly registerd in active directory and included into IAS and RAS server group; could you please advice ?



    Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:41 PM

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  • Hi,

    Have you tried to fix issue by following link below?

    Event ID 6274 — NPS Accounting Request Message Processing


    You can have a look at the similar thread in Forum:


    Hope this can help you, if you have anything unclear, please let me know.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:39 AM
  • Hello Ellen,

    thanks a lot first for you response.

    I tried to reconfigure radius client and the relative network policies as suggested without success, I am sure the policies are ok as I said they have been imported from another nps server that is working properly

    By the way I tried to capture the radius request on the nps server and I have noticed it is correctly receiving the access request from the  authenticator ( a cisco switch in this case ) but it is not replying at these requests , meanwhile it replies to accounting ones when I disconnect from the switch 

    I had a look at doc and it seems very common the windows firewall blocks the outgoing request from the nps server 

    Therefore I created specific rules or disabled the firewall without success 

    Then I also remove the port 1645 from nps global config as indicated in a post I found on internet but still without success 

    I also confirm the service is up and running 

    Any suggestions is very appreciated 



    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:27 AM
  • Hello Luciano,

    What I am about to propose is a "very long shot" (low probability of leading to a solution) for two reasons:

    1. It might not collect any useful data.
    2. It might be inappropriate to share the collected data but too difficult to analyse it yourself.

    The proposal is to make a trace using Event Tracing for Windows and then to share the resulting trace data for analysis (via a OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. link).

    Create a text file named, for example, "providers.lst" and add the following (13) lines:

    {b2cbf6dc-392a-43ae-98d2-1aa66dfcb2c3} 0xFFFFFFFF 255 # IAS NAP NPS
    {bae49237-f9d2-4eea-b660-1aa0f1f5637f} 0xFFFFFFFF 255 # IAS NAP NPS hlpr
    {997590ef-d144-4d41-b7fb-7028ae295b04} 0xFFFFFFFF 255 # IAS NAP NPS sam + nap + svcs
    {822bec9e-660f-4f9d-96b5-ead6874cb0bd} 0xFFFFFFFF 255 # IAS NAP NPS acct
    {c124ef85-9447-4a75-be21-3a97fdda3e81} 0xFFFFFFFF 255 # IAS NAP NPS polcy
    {c2300092-f475-42ae-9ea9-66c268bef2c6} 0xFFFFFFFF 255 # IAS NAP NPS sdo
    {ea500216-dc45-4f41-a1dc-e37ea5df188e} 0xFFFFFFFF 255 # IAS NAP NPS rad
    {574450b9-c7f9-4c05-a01e-b90f8f7744e3} 0xFFFFFFFF 255 # IAS NAP NPS recst + datastore

    On the NPS server, issue the command "logman start gary -ets -pf providers.lst -bs 64 -o gary.etl" and then reproduce the problem; finally, stop the trace with the command "logman stop gary -ets".


    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:34 PM
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful.

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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:48 AM
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will propose it as ‘Answered’ as the information provided should be helpful.

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    Monday, February 10, 2020 11:44 AM