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When you attempt to manage certain user accounts from a computer running Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 and you are a member of the Account Operators group for a domain, you may receive an 'Access Denied' error message.
This behavior can occur if the user accounts that you are trying to manage are members of a restricted group.
To work around this behavior, find out which groups the user accounts belong to, and ask your system administrator about modifying the security rights.
By default, members of the Account Operators group cannot manage user accounts that belong to any of the following groups:
For more information about the restrictions, see Chapter 2, 'Working With User and Group Accounts', in 'Concepts and Planning', a book that is part of the Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 documentation package.