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Windows 2000 Administrator Problem

Posted on 2002-06-24
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After installing DHCP and other services, my admin account on win2k was automatically added to the other groups. The primary group is not set to administrator, and the button is blanked out when I want to set it as the primary group.

The user is a member of the adminstrators group, but windows update says it isn't, as well as numerous other problems. Is there a way to set the Administrators as the primary group and is that causing the problem? If not, what is the problem and how do I fix it?

Please do not ask me to remove my domain services, that is out of the question.
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by:heheman3000
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The user is a member of the adminstrators group, but windows update says it isn't, as well as numerous other PROGRAMS. Is there a way to set the Administrators as the primary group and is that causing the problem? If not, what is the problem and how do I fix it?

sorry, error in the above paragraph is in capitals
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I don't believe "primary" group matters except with Unix or Mac clients.  I think windows requires every account to have one, but it doesn't really affect anything except for those clients.
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So why do the programs and the windows update website say I'm not logged in as administrator or don't have administrator priveleges, even though I'm logged on as the default admin account?
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Windows update may give you that error if you installed from an administartive share. If so, the update needs to be applied to the share...
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What do you mean rmorphis?
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Did you install programs from somewhere other that CD media?
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E-heh...I rebooted the system and everything was fine...stupid me...can I get rid of this question now?
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