Directory synchronization stops working, and an event ID 6371 is logged

PROBLEM

Directory synchronization stops working. When you view the Application log in Event Viewer, you see that the following event ID 6317 error is logged.
Event ID: 6317
Log Name: Application
Source: ADSync
Level: Error
Description: The computer name in the database does not match the computer name.
This issue occurs if the computer that is running directory synchronization was renamed. 

SOLUTION

Change the name of the computer that is running directory synchronization back to its original name.

MORE INFORMATION

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Article ID: 3072655 - Last Review: Dec 28, 2016 - Revision: 1

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