When you try to push a Windows System Center 2012 Operations Manager agent from a Windows Server 2012-based management server to a Windows Server 2012-based agent server, the installation fails and you receive the following error message:
The Operations Manager Server failed to open service control manager on computer server2012agent.contoso.local.
Therefore, the Server cannot complete configuration of agent on the computer.
Operation: Agent Install
Install account: contoso\scom_admin
Error Code: 800706D3 Error Description: The authentication service is unknown.
When you try to connect to the services console of the agent, the connection fails and you receive the following error message:
Windows was unable to open service control manager database on server2012agent.
Error 1747: The authentication service is unknown
For complete details as well as a resolution, please see the following: