How to Reset Secure Channel On Active Directory Domain Controller

When you’re a little too careless about virtualizing your domain controllers, cloning, migrating, backing up and restoring, returning from vacation and deciding that having a single box holding all the FSMO roles is dangerous to the network, you will inevitably find yourself in the same situation I’ve found myself in. A tell-tale sign that you need to manually reset the KDC secure channel on your problematic domain controller can be diagnosed with the following symptoms: Any mechanism that relies on Kerberos authentication tickets will fail Practically all subsystem services and listening endpoints will cease to function (non KDC-related services like