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Missing "Users" group in Active Directory

Posted on 2004-10-13
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I have a Windows 2000 server that is our domain controller.  The built-in group “Users” is missing.  I know that I cannot add a built-in group to its group listing so I went to a command prompt and type net localgroup and learned "users" appears there.  What can I do to have this group reappear in Active Directory?
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by:crissand
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I understand you don't see the Group in Active directory users and computers. Is this the only DC in your network? Are you a domain admin? It was another DC's in domain that have been removed? Have you verifyed the fsmo roles?

Verify permissions to the following files:

%SystemRoot%\Ntds
BUILTIN\Users:             Special Access [RX]
BUILTIN\Power Users:       Special Access [RWXD]
BUILTIN\Administrators:    Special Access [A]
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:       Special Access [A]
CREATOR OWNER:             Special Access [A]
%SystemRoot%\Ntds\Drop
BUILTIN\Users:             Special Access [RX]
BUILTIN\Power Users:       Special Access [RWXD]
BUILTIN\Administrators:    Special Access [A]
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:       Special Access [A]
CREATOR OWNER:             Special Access [A]

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by:pcpcadministrator
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There are 2 DC on network
Yes I am a Domain Admin
Last year we upgraded from WinNT DC to Win2000 DC
I have verified FSMO roles.
I checked the permissions on %SystemRoot%\Ntds  and %SystemRoot%\Ntds\Drop.  There are no permissions of any sort to these folders.  Administrators and System are part of Security.
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Querying Active diectory on the other server have the same effect, no BUILTIN\Users? Otherwise, try a forced replication.

Run gpresult on both servers and compare information?
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