- The server in question is a member of a domain.
- This is a brand new server, freshly installed.
- I can log into this server using any domain user (which tells me that on some level it is accessing the DC and Active Directory).
- There are no local users (other than Administrator) on this server.
NET USERS /domainreturns all the users in the Active Directory.
- UAC is off (for now since I wasn't sure if this was the root of the problem).
- The following problem occurs whether I am logged in as the Local admin OR as the domain admin.
All I want to do is change the permissions of a folder (and all sub items) to include one of my domain groups (the same problem occurs even if I just try to include a single user, or apply the permissions to a single file).
We have another server connected to the DC which is working perfectly. Changing file / folder permissions is generally a very simple task:
- Right Click Folder (or file), and select Properties.
- Under Security tab click Edit to change permissions.
- Click Add to add the user or group.
And this is where my problem starts. The "From this location" field correctly displays my domain.
However, no matter what I type into the "enter object names to select" field, after clicking OK or Check Names a "Selection Progress" dialog box pops up with the content: "Objects Found: 0" and a Stop button. There is an icon indicating that the system is searching for more objects, but I can leave it for hours and it will not find anything. If I click Stop, nothing happens. Eventually, I have to force close.
Likewise, if I decide to click Locations the system will hang, and the "Select Users, Computers, Service Accounts, or Groups" dialog becomes unresponsive. The worst part is that out of the many times I have clicked on locations, one of them finally brought up the location dialog after around 30 minutes (so it's working on some level, but it's unbelievably slow). Of course, I clicked the little plus symbol next to the domain and it hung there indefinitely.
I am really at a loss here. This behavior seems related to Active Directory and my domain controller, but it doesn't make much sense since I can log in as domain user and validate within seconds.