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Error message when you try to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: "This access control list is not in canonical form"
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When you try to install Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer that is joined to an Active Directory domain, you receive the following error message in the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard:
Failed to secure the SharePoint resources.
An exception of type System.Invalid.OperationException was thrown. Additional exception information: This access control list is not in canonical form and therefore cannot be modified.
This issue occurs if you use the NewSID tool to change the security identifier (SID) of the computer or virtual machine.
To work around this issue, follow these steps:
The Windows Server 2003 Sysprep.exe tool enables administrators to prepare Windows Server 2003 system images as part of an automated deployment. The Sysprep.exe tool is located in the Deploy.cab file in the Support\Tools folder of the Windows Server 2003 CD. For more information about how to use the Sysprep.exe tool, see the Microsoft Windows Corporate Deployment User's Guide (Deploy.chm). This user's guide is also located in the Deploy.cab file. For more information an updated version of the Sysprep.exe tool that is included in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
892778For more information about the NewSID tool, visit the following Sysinternals Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892778/ )Updated System Preparation tool for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1