Fixing the Secure Channel Windows 2012 — the trust relationship between workstation and domain fails?

May 5, 2014 in answer

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You need to reset the machine account password for the computer in question.

First, make sure the ports listed here are open on your network between the server and the Domain Controllers.

Then, run this command from an elevated (Right-click > Run As Administrator) Command Prompt:

Netdom reset computer /domain:domainname /userd:domainadmin /passwordd:password

Where computer is the computer having trouble with its trust relationship. The username you use should be a domain admin.

Follow the steps here if you get lost.

Also, make sure that there aren’t issues with the SPN. See here for a reference on that.

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