|Subject:||Cannot add users or change passwords...|
|Posted by:||smutny (smut…@discussions.microsoft.com)|
|Date:||Wed, 13 Dec 2006|
Major frustration here...
Suffered some powerspikes that damaged a Windows 2000 Advanced Server that
was acting as a BDC and was replicating the Active Directory with the PDC.
Due to circumstances, it was restored not as a BDC and is a domain member
computer, not a domain controller. Therefore not replicating AD. Not sure
if this is relevent to my problem but throwing it out there in case it is.
My PDC is a Windows 2003 Enterprise Server. I can no longer add users to
it. When attempting to add users, I get the initial dialog box where I can
put in the name, click next to get to the password box but when I click Next
after putting in a password, I get a stop error dialog box:
An error occurred. Contact your system administrator.
I'm in a pinch so I thought I'd be clever and just rename an existing dead
account for the new user. But when I try to reset the password, I get this
Windows cannot complete the password change for USERNAME because:
The system cannot find the file specified.
I've parused the Event Log but find no corresponding errors to these events.