Cannot modify dial-in permissions for computers that use wireless networking

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Symptoms

When you run administrative tasks on a Windows 2000-based domain where computers use 802.1x wireless networking for secure network access, you may not be able to modify the dial-in permission for computer accounts. If this occurs, you cannot manage computer authentication at the Active Directory level.

Cause

This problem may occur if the Dial-in tab does not appear in account properties for the computer.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, follow these steps.

Important On one domain controller, you must have already installed Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3), and you must import the Mac80218.ldf file.
  1. Install the following hotfix: To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack
    The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
       Date         Time   Size  File name
       --------------------------------------
       17-Oct-2001  11:25  186   Mac8021x.ldf
    					
  2. At a command prompt on the server on which the Mac8021x.ldf file was installed, type ldifde -i -f %systemRoot%\system32\mac8021x.ldf -c DC=DN "DC=domain,DC=com", and then press ENTER, where each "DC=" after the "DC=DN" is followed by each level of your fully qualified domain namespace. In this example, the active directory domain is domain.com.
Note Perform this procedure only one time per Active Directory domain. You do not have to restart the domain controller after you complete this procedure. However, you must quit Active Directory Users and Computers to see the changes.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

More information

For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 How to install multiple windows updates or hotfixes with only one reboot
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes
For additional information about LDIFDE, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
237677 Using LDIFDE to import and export directory objects to Active Directory

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Article ID: 306260 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Keywords: 
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