Shouldn't this be easy? Can't find Local Users and Groups in Directory Services Restore Mode!

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Spin, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Spin

    Spin Guest

    Ok, I am in Directory Services Restore Mode on one of my Windows Server 2003
    DCs on which I want to change the name and password of the account which is
    used to logon to the DC in Directory Services Restore Mode. I opened ADUC,
    and an error message told me to use Local Users and Groups instead. But I
    can't find that! It's not under the Control Panel. When I go into Computer
    Management, I do not see the node to manage Local Users and Groups! It is
    not listed under Administrative Tools either!!! Shouldn't this be easy?
    Spin, Jul 5, 2004
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  2. You can change it using NTDSUTIL command, if I'm right this is only
    supported in Windows Server 2003.

    Christoffer Andersson
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

    No email replies please - reply in the newsgroup
    Chriss3 [MVP], Jul 5, 2004
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  3. Spin

    Spin Guest

    I keep getting an error trying to do this.

    80070057 parsing input - illegal syntax?
    Spin, Jul 5, 2004
  4. see

    You may wish to learn how to use the search engine for the Knowledge Base at
    the Support web site.
    A number of the questions you have asked in the last few days are answered



    Mike Brannigan [Microsoft]

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    Please note I cannot respond to e-mailed questions, please use these
    Mike Brannigan [MSFT], Jul 5, 2004
  5. Spin

    Spin Guest

    Thanks! It worked. Too bad one can't rename the original DSRM Administrator
    account though on top of resetting it's password.
    Spin, Jul 6, 2004
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