Server 2003 Security premissions
Posted on 2014-03-27
This week one of our 2003 box start to give errors when trying to assign folder premissions.
I can add new users and everything else seem ok, but if I try to assign premissions to folders, I get this error :
Unable to lookup user names for display.
Nothing changed on the server recently, no updates added, so I am kind of baffled by this error, Event viewer showing no errors or anything unusual.
It will allow me to search the AD for the users or type in manually to check names, but get the error when trying to OK it.
The other strange thing I can see is, when the user name are added to the list, it has this strange bit at the end.
So normally the name should show as John Smith, but now it is showing John Smith  (or something like 3 tiny characters in between) which is odd.
Any clues ? Thanks