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Windows 2000 error trying to manage users and groups.

Posted on 2004-08-12
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Windows 2000 server box is giving a message when I try to manage "users and groups".  It says:  
            "The computer "ourname" is a domain controller.  This snap-in cannot be used on a domain controller.  Domain accounts are managed with the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in."

Can you tell me what this means?
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by:Pete Long
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this is 100% normal :)

when a server is a domain controller it ceases to have Local Groups (lusermgr.msc) its LOCAL users and groups become the contents of Active directory users and computers

which you will find under admin tools :)

Pete
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Rob Stone earned 100 total points
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Hers a link that you can read
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=296561

Just explains what happens to the local group when you promote to a DC.

Pete meant lusrmgr.msc too ;-)
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by:EmmaTech
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Thanks Pete, Stoner.
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by:Pete Long
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ThanQ

>>Pete meant lusrmgr.msc too  --------Ahh Im breaking these fingers in for someone else LOL
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by:Rob Stone
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:-D

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