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2208579 - SAP system fails to connect to MS SQL Server with error "The target principal name is incorrect"


SAP application servers fail to connect SQL Server with following errors:

Work process developer traces (dev_wX file) or sapinst logs show the following possible errors:

sql error -21468 performing CON
The target principal name is incorrect.

Cannot generate SSPI context



  • SAP NetWeaver based systems;
  • Windows Server 2008 (R2) or higher;
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (R2) or higher;
  • The SAP NetWeaver is installed as High-Availability (Cluster) or Distributed System;
  • SQL Server is running under a Domain Account;


SAP NetWeaver all versions


WFCS, HA, high_availability, AD, Active Directory, mssql, msql_sever, msql, mssqlserver, mssql_server, after server restart, after server reboot, after failover , KBA , BC-DB-MSS , SQL Server in SAP NetWeaver Products , BC-OP-NT , Windows , Problem

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