Cannot create a group in Active Directory, 'The specified group already exists'.
Posted on 2010-08-17
I am trying to create a group on our Active Directory (Windows 2003 SBS based) but when I do, it says it can't create the object because it already exists...it doesn't. Some background:
This server is going to be retired as a DC, so I'm stripping out all the roles it used to carry out for us. The last one I removed was the Sophos Enterprise console, which is where the problem lies. The Sophos EC has been moved to another machine and is running well, but any server which is either a DC or a PDC needs to look to an Active Directory group called Sophos Administrators for it to run. These groups were removed when Sophos was uninstalled, but when I try to re-add one it says it already exists!! I have had a good look through AD users and computers and it's nowhere to be found.