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Novell's Guide to Troubleshooting eDirectory™ by Jim Henderson, Peter Kuo

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Chapter 5 eDirectory/NDS Error Codes Explained

DS errors occur during the processing of a directory services (DS) request or the execution of a DS background process. These errors can happen as a result of a hardware or software failure, data inconsistency, or unexpected responses received; therefore, when you’re troubleshooting a problem, it is essential that you know where the error originated, the condition that caused the error, and what the error code or message means. Unfortunately, computer-generated error messages are notoriously cryptic at best and frequently don’t easily provide the source of the error. For example, a DS error can be generated from one of three possible sources:

   The DS service running on the server

   The client ...

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