Running NW6.5 with DirXML 1.1a Starter Pack, and Password Sync. Single
domain and a single DC. Introduced a new DC to AD, and now things are
going weird. DirXML driver stopped working, and I ended up getting it to
work again by changing the Novell side driver to specify the IP address
instead of the domain name (there were suddenly multiple IP addresses in
DNS for the root of my domain name - I fixed the problems in Novell DNS,
but still only the IP address thing worked).

Now password sync is not working. I've installed the filter on the new
DC, and it shows up as Running status on both of them now. On the Novell
server, the name resolution to the 1st DC was not working, so I added a
HOSTS file entry for the DC. Now pinging works, but the service (agent)
on the DC does not load. Event log shows the following

Event ID: 1 - The password synchronization service has started.
Event ID: 4 - Loaded password provider (EDirTreename).(objectname).
(contextname) for directory (EDirTreename)
Event ID: 7 - Failed to load the password provider (ADDomainName).
(objectname).(contextname) for directory (ADDomainName). The error code
is in the data (Data = a5 fd ff ff)
Event ID: 5 - Unloaded password provider (EDirTreename).(objectname).
(contextname) for directory (EDirTreename)
Event ID: 1 - The password synchronization service failed to load. The
error code is in the data (Data = a5 fd ff ff)

Thanks for any advice....