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built-in administrator error "you must be a member of the Domain Admins, Schema Admins and Enterprise ADmins groups"


I'm following a technet document from MS to migrate our SBS2003 settings to a new SBS2003 server.
So far so good, I migrated AD, DNS and some other features now the next step is to continue the installation of SBS2003, when I do this the wizard starts does some checks and is supposed to give some warnings at the Setup Requirements screen.

The problem now is that besids the warnings I get an error that my built-in administrator acocunt is not a member of the Domain Admins, Schema Admins and Enterprise Admins groups.

I deleted the profile on the server, rebooted the server, deleted and added the account to the user groups but nothing works.

Can I manually check or force the user to be a member of these user groups or can I solve this issue in another way?

And yes I'm logged in with the correct account :-)


Walter Van Hecke
Windows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon

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Hi, I followed the procedure as outlined in the KB.
I get some errors from dcdiag regarding Fsmo and some other minor components.

the computer that will run Windows Small Business Server 2003 holds all the operations master roles
The Domain Controllers security group is located in the Users OU
no orphan domain controller objects are present

I guess there's some problem in the AD communication, I checked my steps from the technet article "Migrate Windows Small Business Server 2003 to new hardware"


I don't know what I did, but it worked, if I'm correct I just enabled a service on the source server.

Thx for the article it was probably an AD problem.

What service did you start on the source server?
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