PCU installation fails and all other components are skipped on Windows 2008 R2 with DSS installation.

Article:TECH181116  |  Created: 2012-02-09  |  Updated: 2012-02-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH181116
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PCU installation fails and all other components are skipped on Windows 2008 R2 with Directory Support Service (DSS) installation.  The following exception is logged in DirectorySupportService.csi.log:

System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesCOMException (0x8007203B): A local error has occurred.

Stack Trace:
   at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail)
   at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind()
   at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.RefreshCache()
   at Symantec.CSM.Directory.LdapOperations..ctor(String strServer, String strUserName, String strPassword)
   at Symantec.CSM.Directory.Directory.CreateLdap()
   at Symantec.CSM.Directory.Directory.<.ctor>b__0()
   at Symantec.RetryHelper.Call[TReturnType](String retryName, RetryOperation`1 retryOperation, FailureOperation failureOperation, String context)

The error occurs with the following conditions:
• A computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 joins a domain.
• The name of the domain contains at least one lowercase character.
• The default authentication type for pre-authentication is set to RC4.


Applying the below Hotfix from Microsoft to resolve the issue.
Note: Please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2566059 for more information.

Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH181116

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