000028045 - Node secret is not automatically created on Server 2008 properly

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Article Number000028045
Applies ToWindows server 2008
7.1 SP4 (Full-kit)
IssueCreate the node secret on Server 2008
Copy the node secret to all folders where it belongs in Server 2008
First test authentication works and second and subsequent authentication attempts fail
CauseThe folder structure on Server 2008 is different so the node secret file is not created in all locations where it needs to be
Resolution

Search the Windows 2008 client system for all instances of the file "securid" and delete them.

2. Create the node secret on the RSA Auth Mgr server

3. On the Server 2008 client:

a. Copy these files from the Auth Mgr server into the <WinDir>\sysWOW64:

1. Agent_nsload.exe

2. Nodesecret.rec

3. Sdconf.rec

b. Open a DOS command prompt

c. CD to [WinDir]\sysWOW64

d. Enter the command:

1. Agent_nsload ?f nodesecret.rec ?p <password>

2. Substitute the correct password for <password>

e. This will create the node secret file, "securid", in the sysWOW64 folder

f. Copy the "securid" file to:

1. <WinDir>\system32 ? used by the test authentication

2. <RSA install folder>\sdconfig  -- used for regular authentication (if the folder does not exist, create it in C:\Program Files\Common Files\RSA Shared\Auth Data\sdconfig)

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