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When adding domain accounts to local groups in my newly created domain, the domain account displays the sid next to the same (for example DOMAIN\ACCOUNT (s-1-5-21-XXXXXXX))

Can someone give me some ideas on how to correct this situation?

Additional info:

I have noticed that all accounts (local and domain) are showing the SID along with the account name.

I have tried to remove the member computer from the domain and rejoined it. This did not fix the problem.

I can authenticate with these accounts to the domain.

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Are there any errors in your logs on the DC regarding DNS? – DanBig Jul 9 '09 at 18:24
You mention that the SID is displayed - is that all that is wrong? Are the domain accounts added OK? – crb Jul 9 '09 at 23:20

Are you actually having a problem? Or is it just that you don't want to see the SIDs alongside the usernames. Honestly as long as you're not seeing ONLY a SID it should be ok, and might just be a visual issue.

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I have seen that when the domain account no longer exists or the computer cannot connect to the domain controller.

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the domain account still exists and the member computer does have connectivity to the domain (I can authenticate to the domain on the member computer). – pmaroun Jul 9 '09 at 19:00

Are the names of the accounts the same as the name of an account on the directory? So have you a domain user called james and a local user called james


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No, not necessarily. This is happening on all the accounts (built-in, local, and domain). – pmaroun Jul 9 '09 at 19:01

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