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Built-in Distrubuted COM Users Group - Where is it installed?

I'm trying to follow the installation instructions for Digital Persona's U.are.U product and they state the built in Distributed COM Users group should be on my Windows 2003 server, of which it is not.
I called their support and they are researching it as we speak also.

So my question to you all is, how does this built in group get installed since I don't see it on any domain controller I currently have.  I've found it on a member server running as a webserver, but that's it.
I"m placing this qustion at 500 so I can demostate to him how important experts-exchange to us also! :)  Sure would like to beat him to the punch with a great answer to this problem.


--LANMAN
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rutten-dCommented:
isn't that a new group introduced by Windows 2003 Servicepack 1?

I know there are a lot of changes to DCOM in SP1.
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LANMAN_TAAuthor Commented:
I believe your correct also, most of the documentation I've read also talks about SP1.   The server in question is running SP1, hense the addtional confusion.

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LANMAN_TAAuthor Commented:
There are a few other servers that are domain controllers running Windows 2000 on scheudule to be upgraded, but would that have any issues within AD and seeing this group?

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LANMAN_TAAuthor Commented:
My guess would be no because DCOM is enabled on a W2k box; W2k3 is disabled.   Once enabled on the W2k3 box, it shouldn't mess with anything.  However, that still doesn't explain why the built in group doesn't exist within ADUC.

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rutten-dCommented:
the group should be in 'Builtin' , in case you are looking in the Users OU....
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LANMAN_TAAuthor Commented:
Agreed.    This is in the "Built-in" section of ADUC; my mistake on specifying that within the question, sorry.

--LANMAN
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rutten-dCommented:
you are forgiven... :-)

the Builtin container represents the domain controller's local groups , but I don't dare to speculate how that would work in a 2000-SP1/2000-nonSP1/2000 mixed domain...
Maybe you need to be in 2003 domain functional level for this group but not sure......
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rutten-dCommented:
did you find out what the problem is?
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LANMAN_TAAuthor Commented:
Supports call back was unfounded as of yet, but they said this:

Because there is a domain controller that is less then Windows 2003 SP1, the built-in group will not be created until those requirements are met.  

In saying so I asked if he has confirmed this to be fact and he said no. Its just an assumption.
In this deployment I find it very hard to believe that I'm the first one to stumble across something like this.  However, in order to to make this issue fact or fiction, I will have to upgrade the last remaining controller to W2k3 (w/SP1) and see if his theory holds water.
Unfortunately to upgrade this DC it will take me some time as there will be several steps I will need to take before this install can happen.  By the end of the week I should be a considerable amount closer to the result.

Stay tuned... :)

--LANMAN
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rutten-dCommented:
thanks for the update!
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LANMAN_TAAuthor Commented:
Well after huge amounts of time upgrading the final production server, the issue has been resolved.

It wasn't a founded solution until it was attempted, but the build-in group "Distributed Com Users" will not show up until ALL DC's are running Windows 2003 WITH SP1.  Once that last DC was upgraded and SP1 applied.. walla!!

Funny there wasn't any documentation from Microsoft about this, but I guess that's why I use EE instead of Technet!!

Thanks Rutten-d for your assist.

--LANMAN
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LANMAN_TAAuthor Commented:
Solution found, please close this question.

--LANMAN
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rutten-dCommented:
hi lanman,

you're welcome and thanks for following up.

I think you are the one that must close the question but don't know how , haven't asked any yet... :-)
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LANMAN_TAAuthor Commented:
LOL!!  

I don't feel so bad now.. because I don't know how to do that either.  We just solve the hard questions ah? LMAO!!

--LANMAN
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