Can't Access Local Users & Groups or Login Locally

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by WaltB123, May 23, 2006.

  1. WaltB123

    WaltB123 Guest

    I need to add a new Domain/Exchange account that I created specifically for
    Backup Exec (10d) to the "Local Machine Administrators Group" on our SBS 2003
    server, in order for this account to have sufficient privileges to access the
    Mailboxes and perform a backup.

    Backup Exec works fine if I use the "Administrator" account, but I dont want
    to use that for any type of program credentials so that I can getter
    distinguish info in the event viewer.

    Problem is I can't seem to figure out how to access that MMC. Logged in as
    the domain adminstrator default account, I click start, then right My
    Computer, select Manage. The Computer Management MMC loads, but there is no
    Local Users and Group folder. Every other folder is there, except the local
    users and groups.

    Next I logged off and tried to login as "this computer" instead of the
    domain and became further confused when I didnt even have that option. Only
    the domain is in the drop down list under the username and password boxes.

    My Technet alias is
    WaltB123, May 23, 2006
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  2. WaltB123

    Steve Guest

    No local login available on a domain controller so you won't see a Local
    Users and Group folder.
    Steve, May 23, 2006
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  3. Domain controllers don't have local accounts, which explains why you don't
    have "Local Users and Groups" and why you can't log in locally instead of to
    the domain.

    You can probably add the BE account to the "Backup Operators" security
    group. I'd try that, and if it doesn't work, Domain Admins surely will.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], May 23, 2006
  4. WaltB123

    WaltB123 Guest

    Thanks for the help!

    The user account I setup is a member of domain admins, I also just added it
    to backup operators, but I'm still getting the Access Denied from the Backup
    Exec program.

    The reason I started down this "local machine" route was because on the
    Backup Exec support site KB Article, it says

    "Note: To fully administer an Exchange server, the delegated user or group
    must also be a member of the local machine administrator group."

    That article can be viewed here:

    I guess I'll call the dreaded tech support phone line for Symantec!
    WaltB123, May 23, 2006
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