Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SSPI handshake failed with error code 0x8009030c

Q: Server 2008 R2 running MS SQL Server - generating this error message:
SSPI handshake failed with error code 0x8009030c, state 14 while establishing a connection with integrated security; the connection has been closed. Reason: AcceptSecurityContext failed. The Windows error code indicates the cause of failure.  [CLIENT: ]. Event ID: 17806

A: The local user account password had expired.  As a test we unchecked this box, then checked "password never expires" and the process was able to connect just fine.