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When you extend a virtual server with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, you may receive the following error message:
Additionally, an event error message with a description that is similar to the following is logged to the application event log:
The virtual server was extended with Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, but the following error occurs in creating the default site “http://ServerName”. Please correct the input and try to create the default site again. Error: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
#1e0046: Adding user “UserName” to OU “OrganizationalUnitName” in domain “DomainName” failed with HRESULT -2147023541.
This issue may occur if you configured Windows SharePoint Services in Active Directory account creation mode and either the domain that you specified does not exist or the server that is running Windows SharePoint Services cannot contact the Active Directory directory services domain that you specified.
This problem may also occur if you specify the Active Directory domain with the fully qualified domain name. Instead, use the NetBIOS name of the domain.
To resolve this issue, specify a different Active Directory domain. Note that to specify a different Active Directory domain, you have to create a new configuration database. After you create a new configuration database, you cannot modify the database setting. To specify a different Active Directory domain, follow these steps:
When you use Active Directory account creation mode, you can automatically create new accounts for users in Active Directory instead of using pre-existing domain accounts. For example, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) may want to permit Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 site owners the ability to create user accounts or to invite users to collaborate on a Web site where existing domain accounts for those users do not already exist.
For more information about how to install, configure, and administer Windows SharePoint Services, see the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Administrator's Guide. To view the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Administrator's Guide, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A637EFF6-8224-4B19-A6A4-3E33FA13D230For more information about Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site: