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Well-Known Account Upgrade

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

When a computer is promoted to become a domain controller, the promotion process recreates the required well-known groups and local groups that are not present when you install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to make a computer a domain controller.

Events

Event ID Source Message

12305

SAM

An error occured while creating new default accounts for this domain. This may be due to a transient error condition. The task will retry periodically until success and will log this message again in a week if the problem persists.

16403

SAM

The error "%2" occurred when trying to create the well known account %1.

16406

SAM

The Security Account Database detected that the well known account %1 does not exist. The account has been recreated. Please reset the password for the account.

Related Management Information

DB Upgrade/DC Promotion/DC Demotion

Active Directory

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