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Generic Processing Error in Windows 2000

I have created a new user in Administration Tools, Active Directory Users & Computers.

I can log in to the users account successfully on my server, but when I try and connect to the server he will be using, I get the error message that the user does not exist on the Network.

When I try and add user to the User/Group Account on the PC he will be using, I get the error message 'Name Translation: Generic Processing Error'

What does this mean? and how can I fix this problem?
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Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems AdminCommented:
has the new acccount replicated to all DCs in your domain?

Are there any errors listed in the Event Viewer.?
Please list Event ID details..
Michael PfisterCommented:
Is this a workgroup or do you create the user on a domain controller?
If its a domain, I'd look at replication problems between domain controllers.
If its a workgroup I think just can't add an account from a different computer to another computer. All users/groups in a workgroup are local to the machine.

Hope it helps,


Michael PfisterCommented:
Oops, just missed "Active Directory Users & Computers" so its an Active Directory....  

You can use dcdiag to diagnose problems within your domain.
Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
Did you check Global Catalog server? is required to process group membership at the time of logon.


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