Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Windows Server 2008 ADMT 3.1 PES Password Issue

When installing the Password Export Server on a Server 2008 Domain Controller in the destination forest, the following error was encountered entering the password for the .pes file security key that was generated in the source forest:

The supplied password does not match this encryption key's password. ADMT's Password Migration Filter DLL will not install without a valid encryption key.





The error that was being generated "the password does not match this encryption key" is bogus, as the password did match. This error was actually being generated by a permission problem to the SAM database caused by UAC (user account control).

To get around this run a command prompt as administrator and launch pwdmig.msi from there. Ensure the command prompt is running as administrator!

39 comments:

  1. dude - this has saved me a million hours - thanks :-)

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  2. tnx man great tip

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  3. Yep, me too! Dang!

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  4. Awesome! Saved me a lot of frustration

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  5. You are great Man.... All .msi files should be executed from cmd :) i faced same issue with TMG Sp1 and it was resolved by running from cmd.

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  6. saved me a lot of headache, thank you!

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  7. You da man! My forehead thanks you as I can stop banging my head into my desk!

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  8. OMG! Thank-you soooo much! This was driving me crazy!

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  9. Frickin Microsoft, you think they could specify this in their documentation, people like you save people like me lots of time, THANKS!!!

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  10. Thanks a lot
    Philippe

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  11. Saved another IT Admin. Thanks!

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  12. another admin saved...

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  13. And one more admin saved.
    Many thanks!

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  14. it works!
    Thanks a lot!

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  15. Excellent Solutions, Thanks a Tons...... it really helped me.. Peter S

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  16. Gracias por la aportación, también me ha llevado varios días de intentos sin éxito

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  17. it works!
    Thanks a lot!

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  18. Hello
    I have a problem to find and install PES 3.1 x64.
    Would you please help me.
    Thank you

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  19. PES 3.2 x64 @ https://connect.microsoft.com/site1164/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=53422 ;-)

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  20. add one more thank you!

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  21. Thanks! Few hours looking for a solution!

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  22. Thanks! Saved me from banging my head on my desk some more.

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  23. Thank you for this! Located link on https://blog.thesysadmins.co.uk/admt-series-4-password-export-server.html if anyone is ever looking for a good guide for ADMT

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