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Error 6398 Error during encryption or decryption

Title: Error 6398 Error during encryption or decryption

Product Version: Windows SharePoint Services 3, issue also applies to higher versions.

Event ID: 6398

Event Description:
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Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    Windows SharePoint Services 3
Event Category:    Timer
Event ID:                      6398
Date:        11/5/2011
Time:        5:55:00 AM
User:        N/A
Computer:    TPCDBS1
Description:
The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchJobDefinition
(ID ced665d4-e5c4-40ea-8f14-442e8927054a) threw an exception. More

information is included below.

Error during encryption or decryption. System error code 122.
Or
Error during encryption or decryption. System error code 997.
Or
Error during encryption or decryption. System error code 0.

Solution:
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Run updatefarmcredentials command with proper syntax to fix this issue.

Example:

From Command Prompt Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Bin if you have SharePoint 2007 Or WSS 3
and C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Bin if you have SharePoint 2010.

stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin dcname\spfarm -password [spfarm a/c password without brackets]

Note: Replace 'dcname\spfarm' with your SharePoint Farm a/c.

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