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After updating to Mavericks (OS X 10.9) I’ve seen a few instances where “The server encountered an error verifying registration” errors appear when trying to open FaceTime after an upgrade. I think this comes down to the GUID/username entry for the Accounts not matching the AuthID in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.ids.service.com.apple.madrid.plist file. It seems as though the accounts that work have a consistent entry here and those that don’t have random or missing information. If some of the keys are filled in and the Status for each alias is 3 it doesn’t appear to try and connect again. The easiest and quickest way to fix this for me has been to delete the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.ids.service.com.apple.madrid.plist file with Messages closed.

ftAlso, the ServerHost key needs to be init.ess.apple.com. I’ve noticed that when the AuthID is inconsistent that the ServerHost is missing.

October 29th, 2013

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mass Deployment

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