When you push a Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012 R2) agent from a Windows Server 2012 based management server to a Windows Server 2012 based agent server, 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.
Additionally, when you try to connect to the Services console of the agent, the connection is unsuccessful 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: