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.

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    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
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  4. see
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=322672

    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
    there.
    See
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;KBHOWTO

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    Mike
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    Mike Brannigan [MSFT], Jul 5, 2004
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  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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