"One or More Users Are Not Valid" Error Message When You Add the Everyone Group to a COM+ Application Role

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When you use the Component Services utility to add the Everyone group to a COM+ application role, you receive may the following error message:
One or more users are not valid.
This issue may occur if both of the following conditions are true:
  • You install the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) pack on a Windows 2000 domain controller.

  • You install the update described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article on the domain controller:
    281454 You Cannot Apply Local Security Settings with MUI

Service Pack Information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Hotfix Information

To resolve this problem, obtain the Microsoft COM+ Rollup Hotfix 23. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330081 INFO: Availability of Windows 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 COM+ Hotfix Rollup Package 23
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

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 Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

Article ID: 329449 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 17:37:07 - Revision: 1.6

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

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