FIX: SQL Server Active Directory Registration Always Reports Success

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BUG #: 352211 (SHILOH_BUGS)
The SQL Server Enterprise Manager (SEM) reports that adding an instance of SQL Server to Active Directory succeeds, even if the registration is not necessarily successful.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
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 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Log on to a computer that is in a Microsoft Windows NT domain, which is not using Active Directory on the domain controller.
  2. Open SEM, right-click the server name, and then click Properties for the local server.
  3. Click the Active Directory tab.
  4. Click Add.
A message displays with the following text:
Active Directory was updated successfully.

Article ID: 290645 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 04:26:20 - Revision: 4.5

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • the operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000
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