[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Kim Oehmichen]
Today’s blog will address the question why some groups may not show up in the SBS Console.
If you do not use the SBS provided way to create groups, they will not display in the SBS Console > Users and Groups > Groups tab. For groups to display the following two conditions must be true:
The Created AD attribute value is set for any group automatically when you use the Add a new group wizard . However, the only way to modify the AD attribute value for a group after is has been created, is to manually set the value using the Attribute Editor . To make sure that groups always show in the SBS Console we recommend using only the Add a new group wizard.
Here is a quick review how to add a group using the Add a new group wizard from the SBS Console:
If you have groups that do not show in the SBS Console, there is no other way than manually changing you can download a tool to update the msSBSCreationState AD attribute or you can do it manually using the Attribute Editor.
961148 When you open the console in Windows Small Business Server 2008, some existing groups in the MyBusiness organization unit do not appear
Updated 9/2/2009 to mention the Windows SBS 2008 Active Directory Group Converter tool.
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