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    hi;

    I have a problem in my DC Windows 2000. If I want to display properties of Administrator user in Active directory users and computers;

    "Active directory object could not be displayed.

    Unable to view attribute or value, you may not have permissions to view to object"

    this message screen in properties. I can not delete, modify this user. In user type I see "unkonwn" type. How can I restore administrator user, I have tried ADSI EDIT but I don't know how can I use this programme.

    Thank you very much,

  • #2
    Download ADFind utility from http://www.joeware.net/win32/index.html and from the prompt run:

    Code:
    adfind -h mydc.mydomain.co.il -b dc=mydomain,dc=co,dc=il -f "cn=Administrator"
    where mydomain.co.il is your fully qualified domain name.

    Take a good look at the output and try to analyze it.
    Has the sAMAccountName been changed ?
    does the objectSID ends up with 500 (S-1-5-blablabla-500)

    To decrypt the dates use GetUserInfo utility from the same URL (you will have to run the tool localy on the DC):
    Code:
    getuserinfo Administrator
    As a sidenote: the Administrator domain account can not be deleted. The only thing you can do is rename it or/and take it out of all the administrative groups. The object itself can not be removed from AD.

    Antid0t
    Guy Teverovsky
    "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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    • #3
      will this sovle my problem?

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      • #4
        From your question I can only conclude that you have not read what the tools, I have pointed to, do.

        Querying Active Directory will not solve anything. It can only help you debug your problem by giving you some extra input to work with.

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        Guy Teverovsky
        "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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