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PRB: Use BUILTIN\Group to Grant Access to Predefined Windows NT Groups

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SYMPTOMS
An attempt to grant security to a Windows NT predefined group or "Built-in" Windows NT group may return the following error message:

Error 15401: Windows NT user or group 'NT Machine\NT Group' not found.
Check the name again.
WORKAROUND
To grant access to a built-in local Windows NT group with SQL Server 7.0, use the BUILTIN\GroupName as the group name.

For example, to add the Windows NT predefined group Backup Operators to SQL Server 7.0, add the following as the Windows NT Group:

   BUILTIN\Backup Operators				
MORE INFORMATION
Please see Adding a Windows NT User or Group in the SQL Server Books OnLine for more examples.
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Article ID: 216808 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 12:51:33 - Revision: 3.2

  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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