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On shared folders on the file server, for the domain user name object under the security tab, the icon has a red x.

There are no symptoms, the users have full access, there is just a red x on the icon for their name.

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Why is this?

For clarification, logged into the windows 2008 r2 file server, browse to a users shared folder, right click on the folder, hit properties, click the security tab. The object representing the users domain name has a little red x on the lower right hand corner of the icon that looks like a single man. There are no symptoms beyond me wondering why the red x is there.

update: it does not show the x when you look at permissions from a workstation, only on the file server

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domain groups do not have the x, only the individual user –  Matt Bear Dec 18 '12 at 21:54
    
the user has no issues reading, writing, or modifying his share, and it is the same for the other shares and other users. –  Matt Bear Dec 18 '12 at 22:07
    
Found out what was causing it, the server was part of a workgroup and I joined it to our domain. As I added users to the domain I disabled their local accounts, but did not remove them. I am guessing that because the local username was the same as the domain username(just a different UPN suffix), it was showing the disabled user icon. Once I removed the local user account completely, the red x went away on the domain account. –  Matt Bear Dec 19 '12 at 0:51

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Found out what was causing it, the server was part of a workgroup and I joined it to our domain. As I added users to the domain I disabled their local accounts, but did not remove them. I am guessing that because the local username was the same as the domain username(just a different UPN suffix), it was showing the disabled user icon. Once I removed the local user account completely, the red x went away on the domain account.

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The icon for the domain account will also change back if you re-enable the local account. But the change will only occur either way if you log out and log back in. –  Matt Bear Dec 19 '12 at 1:02
    
I was going to comment that what you were describing sounded like a disabled user account but when you said that the user still had access I got thrown for a loop. I didn't even consider a local user account. Thanks for posting the solution. –  joeqwerty Dec 19 '12 at 2:44

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