When you open the console in Windows Small Business Server 2008, some existing groups in the MyBusiness organization unit do not appear

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SYMPTOMS

When you open the console in Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008, some existing groups in the MyBusiness organization unit (OU) do not appear. This problem occurs if these groups were not created in the Windows SBS Console. For example, this issue occurs if these groups were created by using one of the following methods:
  • These groups were created in the Active Directory Users and Computers console.
  • These groups were migrated from another domain by using the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT).
  • These groups were created in a Windows Small Business Server 2003 system. The system was later migrated to Windows Small Business Server 2008.
  • These groups were created by using the ADSI Edit (Adsiedit.msc) tool.

CAUSE

The Windows SBS Console displays groups that meet the following requirements:
  • The value of the msSBSCreationState Active Directory attribute of these groups is Created.
  • The groups are Universal groups.
When you create a group by using one of the methods in the "Symptoms" section, the group will not have the msSBSCreationState Active Directory attribute set.

RESOLUTION

Update information

Microsoft has released an update to enable you to update Universal groups in the MyBusiness OU so that they appear in the Windows SBS Console. (This update cannot update groups that are not Universal groups.) After you update the Universal groups, you can use the Windows SBS Console to manage these groups.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Active Directory Group Converter package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to apply this update.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates or hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Groupconverter.exe6.0.5601.8492,05610-Feb-200910:25x86
Groupconverter.resources.dll6.0.5601.8434,71210-Feb-200910:25x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

When you use Add a new group wizard in the Windows SBS Console to create a group, the value of the msSBSCreationState Active Directory attribute of the group is automatically set to Created. After the group is created, you can only use the Attribute Editor to manually update the value of Active Directory attribute of the group. We highly recommend that you use Add a new group wizard in the Windows SBS Console to create groups.

For more information about this issue, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2008/09/23/why-are-some-of-my-groups-not-displaying-in-the-sbs-console.aspx

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: -
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 961148 - Last Review: March 11, 2009 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard
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