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Error trying to add new distribution groups

Posted on 2006-07-12
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Hi all,
I have a smal problem when I try and add a new distribution group on SBS2003 (SP1). I click on Distrubution Groups from the Server Management console and can see the original distribution group set up when I originally added the users to the system. but when I click on Add a New Group, the wizards first screen appears but when I click on next I get the following error

"addgrp.exe - Application error"
The instruction at "0x000d1718" referenced memory at "0x000d1718". The memory could not be "writtin".
Click OK to terminate or Cancel to Debug.

Clicking on either cancels the program.

I am using the administrator ID and the adminstrator console to try and do this task. I'm pretty sure that the server is up-to-date with all patches, as auto updates is on and set to download and install everyday at 15:00.

All help welcome.
TIA
Mark
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Does the administrator account have a mailbox?  If not, you need to make sure that it does for this to work, otherwise the administrator won't have Exchange rights.


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Hi TechSoEasy,
Unfortunately the Administrator has always had a mailbox.

Anyhow, I went to the server this morning and there was a message from Microsoft saying that "Data Execution Prevention (DEP)" was blocking SBS add group wizard from running!
So I had to change the settings in DEP to allow a Microsoft program to run on a Microsoft platform - how very bizarre - but that seems to have sorted it.

Thought I'd post the solution in case anyone else runs into a similar problem where microsoft stops it's own programs from executing!

Thanks for your suggestion though and Regards
Mark
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Ah, that would be true... it's not bizarre actually... it sounds like you had installed Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 but did not complete the rest of the SBS Service Pack 1 installations.  That is what would normally cause this type of behavior.

You should not have to add the wizard as an exception.  Please see http://sbsurl.com/sp1 for complete instructions.

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