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AD Security Groups Don't Display Members

Posted on 2008-10-22
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I just took over a new company with a 2003 Active Directory domain. I'm trying to clean up their Active Directory structure and I found a weird quirk. If I open the properties of a Security Group, it doesn't list the members. If I open the properties of a user, it will show me what group they are a member of.  But if I create a new group, it works normally. Any help on correcting this would be appreciated.
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by:RobinHuman
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In the ADUC, in the actions menu (at the top) make sure that advanced options is set.
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by:NetworkSolutions
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Advanced Features was not checked, is now, and still doesn't work.
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I figured it out myself. When I clicked on the Permissions tab of the group's properties, I got this error:

Windows can not edit the permissions on 'Group Name' because they have been written in a nonstandard format by another application. To enable editing, you must use the application to restore the permissions to a standard format.

I Googled the error, which led me here:
http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/74811/jsi-tip-3493-windows-can-not-edit-the-permissions-on-group-name-because-they-have-been-written-in-a-nonstandard-format.html

Which then led me here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=253827

After reading both articles, I simply logged on to my Exchange server, went into ADUC, right clicked on the group, Chose Exchange Tasks, and then unhid Group membership.
Simple.
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