I have four machines in a small Windows domain and am having a problem assigning permissions properly. When I go to add a local account to a folder for access, I am presented with the "Select Users, Computers, or Groups" dialog. By default, my domain is set in the location field. Clicking on the Locations button shows me only the Entire Directory/domain and one of my servers. The local machine is not shown at all, thus preventing me from assigning a local user group permissions.

Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

  • What OS is your server? Is it an AD Domain? 2000/3/8? – Dave Holland Dec 15 '09 at 5:21

I've only seen that behavior on DC's - which don't have local users. If it's not a DC i would try a reboot and also fully qualifying the user name as <LOCALMACHINE>\<user>

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  • +1 Yeah that's what I was trying to get at with my comments/questions. I'd assume his problem is exactly as you said - I think he's saying it's his DC. – Dave Holland Dec 15 '09 at 5:24
  • +1 from me too, sounds like nail on the head. – Maximus Minimus Dec 15 '09 at 11:07

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