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Server 2003 AD - Local Users and Groups Disabled

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Hi,

My Primary Domain Controller keeps disabling the "Local Users and Groups", and when you click on it, you get a message on the right hand side stating the following: "Unable to access the computer (SERVER_NAME). The error was: The RPC server is too busy to complete this operation".

And because of that users cannot access any resources like files or printer on the machine. Only thing that currently works is if you restart the machine, but I would like to know if anyone knows of a permanent solution for this.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Question by:Hendrik Wiese
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Dear,

Have you installed the lastest service pack ?

If you have not installed the lastest service pack, then install it and see if the error append again.

Best Regards
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by:Hendrik Wiese
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Hi,

I am busy installing updates as we speak, will let you know if it resolved the issue.

Thanks for your imput.
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by:dolomiti
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hi Hendirk,
it is normal that a DC has not Local User and Group.
In W2K, the user snap in was disabled, normally in W2K3 the snapin there is not.
Where do you see the users that cannot use printers?
bye
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by:MadShiva
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Dear,

Information about the error from Microsoft : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905700/en-us/

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by:PeteJThomas
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Dolomiti is correct - There is no local users and groups on Domain Controllers, you will not be able to access this snap-in.

What is it that you're trying to achieve in there?
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by:Hendrik Wiese
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Hi Dolomit,

By default the Local Users and Groups are not there, but as soon as my users can't connect and I log onto the server, then only does the Local Users and Computes appear as shown in the screenshot attached.

Thanks to everyone that has posted their comments so far.
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by:PeteJThomas
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O.o

So to clarify the issue this question has stemmed from:

Everything will be working fine, then seemingly at random, your users are unable to access any resources on your DC? Is your DC also a file/print server then?

Any errors in the event logs of the DC when this problem is occuring?

Sounds like there's another issue here, which is causing both your actual problem, and another side effect of the strange error in Compmgmt...

Pete
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by:Hendrik Wiese
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It looks like the updates resolved the issue. Thanks everyone for posting your comments
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So it was the latest updates from MS that resolved the issue.
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