Inherited SBS 2003 Prem - Add User Wizard not working

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Alan, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Hi All,

    I have posted this as part two in my inherited SBS adventure since it
    is a new issue.

    When I run the 'Add new user' wizard, I get the following dialogue
    box:

    "The required organizational units do not exist and are required by
    the wizard. Run Small Business server setup again and reinstall the
    administration component"

    I found this thread discussing the issue (and given credibility by the
    fat that Steve Foster participated!):

    http://www.mcse.ms/archive215-2005-11-1501407.html

    It appears that the MyBusiness node has been renamed to XYZ (name of
    company).

    From that thread, am I correct in thinking that I could just rename
    that back from XYZ to MyBusiness and the wizards will be working
    again?

    Thanks,

    Alan.

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    Alan, Oct 5, 2006
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  2. Hi Alan

    Yes that should fix it. Do you have a good system state backup, the reason
    I am asking is because if they renamed that who else knows what they have
    modified and it is always good to perform a system state before making any
    changed to Active Directory.

    James Frederickson - (MSFT)

    Microsoft Corporation
     
    James Frederickson -, Oct 5, 2006
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  3. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Hi James,

    That server ran a full backup (system partition and data partition)
    last night and it reported no issues.

    If I change just that one item, what is the risk?

    If it causes problems, I can (presumably) just change it back again,
    and then investigate other options?

    Or is a rename of that node somehow more fundamental?

    Thanks,

    Alan.

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    Alan, Oct 5, 2006
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  4. not much risk at all, but to say zero risk would be a lie. Please change
    the folder name it should resolve your issue.

    I just like to preface my active directory changes with do you have a
    system state backup.

    sorry if i scared you

    :)

    James
     
    James Frederickson -, Oct 5, 2006
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  5. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Not at all - I appreciate your concern for me and I agree entirely
    about backups!

    Being a *little* scared could be a good thing in general....

    Thanks again,

    Alan.

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    Alan, Oct 5, 2006
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  6. I don't participate in web forums, so that content has to have been sucked
    from these newsgroups.

    Here you go:

    http://groups.google.com/groups?q=reinstall+sbs+mybusiness&sourceid=opera&num=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
     
    Steve Foster [SBS MVP], Oct 5, 2006
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  7. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Interesting - I wondered as much, but it was the first hit I got on
    Google (web not groups) and it *looked* like it was you so I was
    comfortable enough to run with that as a starting point.

    Of course, someone could easily impersonate you too - hence my post
    back here for confirmation and to give me 'warm and fizzies' about the
    whole thing.

    Thank you to you and the others for your original posts back in Mar
    2005 in that thread.

    Alan.
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    My current valid email address is:



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    It will be valid for AT LEAST one month from the date of this post.

    If you are trying to contact me after that time,
    it MAY still be valid, but may also have been
    deactivated due to spam. If so, and you want
    to contact me by email, try searching for a
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    Alan, Oct 5, 2006
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