Error 15401 - Windows NT user or group 'domain\groupname ' not found.

Here is the error , i have gone thru MS KB but nothing seems to resolve this.


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Create failed for Login 'ARC\test'.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

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For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10.0.2531.0+((Katmai_PCU_Main).090329-1045+)&EvtSrc=Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExceptionTemplates.FailedOperationExceptionText&EvtID=Create+Login&LinkId=20476

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Program Location:

   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SqlSmoObject.CreateImpl()
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Login.Create()
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlManagerUI.CreateLoginData.LoginPrototype.ApplyGeneralChanges(Server server)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlManagerUI.CreateLogin.DoPreProcessExecution(RunType runType, ExecutionMode& executionResult)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlMgmt.SqlMgmtTreeViewControl.DoPreProcessExecutionAndRunViews(RunType runType)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlMgmt.SqlMgmtTreeViewControl.ExecuteForSql(PreProcessExecutionInfo executionInfo, ExecutionMode& executionResult)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlMgmt.SqlMgmtTreeViewControl.Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlMgmt.IExecutionAwareSqlControlCollection.PreProcessExecution(PreProcessExecutionInfo executionInfo, ExecutionMode& executionResult)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlMgmt.ViewSwitcherControlsManager.RunNow(RunType runType, Object sender)

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An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)

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Program Location:

   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ServerConnection.ExecuteNonQuery(String sqlCommand, ExecutionTypes executionType)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ServerConnection.ExecuteNonQuery(StringCollection sqlCommands, ExecutionTypes executionType)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExecutionManager.ExecuteNonQuery(StringCollection queries)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SqlSmoObject.ExecuteNonQuery(StringCollection queries, Boolean includeDbContext)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SqlSmoObject.CreateImplFinish(StringCollection createQuery, ScriptingOptions so)
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SqlSmoObject.CreateImpl()

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Windows NT user or group 'ARC\test' not found. Check the name again. (.Net SqlClient Data Provider)

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For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10.00.2531&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=15401&LinkId=20476

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Server Name: NT1-NEW
Error Number: 15401
Severity: 16
State: 1
Line Number: 1


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Program Location:

   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.Run(RunBehavior runBehavior, SqlCommand cmdHandler, SqlDataReader dataStream, BulkCopySimpleResultSet bulkCopyHandler, TdsParserStateObject stateObj)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteNonQueryTds(String methodName, Boolean async)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.InternalExecuteNonQuery(DbAsyncResult result, String methodName, Boolean sendToPipe)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteNonQuery()
   at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ServerConnection.ExecuteNonQuery(String sqlCommand, ExecutionTypes executionType)

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Mike_MozhaevCommented:
What have you been doing when you received this error?
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Slider_ictAuthor Commented:
I added a new Windows 2008 Ent R2  machine in an existing domain. Installed a fresh copy of SQL 2008 Ent 64
I am simply adding new users to the database. If i browse through the drop down and search entire domain etc i can pick users just fine, i get that error when i try to add users.
I have tried management studio, sp_grantlogin etc but i get the same error.

i am logged in as a member of the domain admin group , and admin on sql server
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Slider_ictAuthor Commented:
i check SSID from syslogin table, there are no users yet except myself and default users. So no duplicates possible.

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Mike_MozhaevCommented:
Have you seen this KB article?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324321/en-us
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Slider_ictAuthor Commented:
I have looked at that kb but it did not help. I Googled and went through many posts but none were helpful.
When I intalled the SQL server I added my domain account  as admin with no issue. May b I can reinstall and add all accounts at that time? But that does not solve my problem.
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Slider_ictAuthor Commented:
This hotfix resolved my problems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976494/en-us

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