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In server 2003, when assigning NTFS file permissions or other places where the "select users, computers, service accounts, or group" dialog box would open, I could enter multiple user or group names separated by semi-colons if I needed to add several at once.  Another good example of this would be setting up a new user and adding them to the appropriate groups.  I could just type a semi-colon delimited list of the groups they belonged to, and I was done.

With Server 2008 now, I have to enter then one at a time, click OK, then click Add, then add another...annoying!  Does anyone know how to get that feature back in server 2008?
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can you show screenshot what you mean..? it is same in 2008 also..
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by:Joseph Moody
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This should still be the same. I just tested in our R2 environment and it worked fine. Does it work if you enter the username and press check names?
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I also check right now.. its the same..
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I think I may have figured it out...while I was setting up for a screenshot, I put a space in between the semi-colon and the next user/group name.  That worked!  In server 2003, you can do it without a space, like this: domain admins;everyone

Looks like server 2008 doesn't like that.  I was getting the error message above with no spaces.  2008 like this: domain admins; everyone.
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by:Joseph Moody
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Just a note. In our environment, I can type it either way.

But if the space works for you, that is great!
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by:David Williamson
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Yes, I have been unable to do it otherwise.  Very strange, I agree.  I'll keep an eye on it and see if the behavior changes in any way.
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I was able to solve my own problem before any other viable solutions were presented.
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