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Backup of data protection master key.
Key Identifier: ab7287ab-974d-4dc7-aaaa-91e0bc96642e
Recovery Server:
Recovery Key ID:
Failure Reason: 0x3A

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Solution by Event Log Doctor

2005-12-11 11:24:15 UTC

This audit failure event is only logged to the event log (by the DAPI) when "Detailed Tracking" is enabled in the audit policy.

Upon boot (and periodically), a domain-joined Windows XP workstation will try to connect to a domain controller through RPC to backup your master key (used for EFS, etc.).

This error is logged when a domain controller cannot be contacted. You will see this error message mostly on laptops that might need a VPN connection in order to connect to the corporate network.

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