Task Sequence failed 0x87d00269

Task sequence failing with error code: 0x87d00269

I had a remote machine that kept failing its task sequence. I was able to get a copy of the smsts.log from and saw these errors:

Policy Evaluation failed, hr=0x87d00269
MP list missing in WMI after policy evaluation, sending message to location service to refresh client, retriev MP list and try again.
Install Dynamic application action failed to install application: ‘AppName’. Error Code 0x87d00269

When the machine was rebooted it wasn’t joined to the domain. I could login as local admin, then I checked out the C:\Windows\debug\NetSetup.log to see why it failed joining the domain.

The log was filled with these errors:
NetpGetComputerObjectDn: ldap_compare_s failed: 0x20 0x2
NetpCreateComputerObjectInDs: NetpGetComputerObjectDn failed: 0x2
NetpProvisionComputerAccount: LDAP creation failed: 0x2
NetpProvisionComputerAccount: Cannot retry downlevel, specifying OU is not supported
ldap_unbind status: 0x0
NetpJoinDomainOnDs: Function exits with status of: 0x2
NetpJoinDomainOnDs: status of disconnecting from ‘\\computername.domain.com: 0x0
NetpDoDomainJoin: status: 0x2

These errors mean that the OU the machine tried to domain is invalid. Double check your task sequence and make sure that it isn’t set to put the machine in the default Computers container in AD. In my case, someone had renamed the OU in AD so of course it was invalid!

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