Problems Changing Nested Global Group Scope to Universal Group

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In the Active Directory Users and Computers tool, you can change a nested global group's scope to a universal group in Native mode. You should not do this because global groups can only contain users from the group's domain or other global groups in a Native-mode Windows 2000-based domain. This will cause ACEs from the parent global group not to be applied to users of the newly converted universal groups. This can cause issues with denied access and could allow unprivileged access to domain resources.
This behavior is caused by a problem in Samsrv.dll.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version      Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------   07/27/00  07:32p   5.0.2195.2103 493,328 Lsasrv.dll   08/02/00  04:09p   5.0.2195.2103 906,000 Ntdsa.dll   08/09/00  02:30p   5.0.2195.2103 379,664 Samsrv.dll				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
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Article ID: 268277 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 23:22:31 - Revision: 3.3

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