You receive a "No mapping between account names and security IDs was done" error when you edit and then save a Group Policy object in Windows XP Professional

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You are using Microsoft Windows 2000-based or Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based domain controllers.
  • You are trying to manage a Group Policy object (GPO) from a Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer.
In this scenario, when you edit and then save a domain GPO for a user rights assignment in Windows XP, an error message that is similar to the following is logged in the Application event log:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: SceCli
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1202
Description: Security policies are propagated with warning. 0x534: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done.Please look for more details in TroubleShooting section in Security Help.
Additionally, some of the built-in security identifiers (SIDs) in the Gpttmpl.inf file are converted to Security Account Manager (SAM) account names. If you edit this GPO on a domain controller, all SAM account names change to well-known SIDs.
This problem occurs because you use the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack to maintain security settings on a Windows XP-based computer. When Windows saves the Gpttmpl.inf file, the built-in accounts are not saved to the policy as SIDs. Instead, the Gpttmpl.inf file lists the account names in the Group Policy user interface (UI) section. Client computers experience this problem if one or more of the following conditions are true:
  • An account does not exist on domain member computers.
  • A SAM account name differs from its domain account name.
  • The client is running a Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) that uses a different default language than the domain controller.
  • A SAM account name was renamed on the client computers.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix 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 tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   26-Jan-2005  20:49  5.1.2600.1621     173,568  Scecli.dll       
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   26-Jan-2005  20:42  5.1.2600.2604     181,248  Scecli.dll       

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
  • You can use the Gpttmpl.inf file to verify user rights settings. The Gpttmpl.inf file is located in the following Group Policy folder:
    Sysvol_Path \Sysvol\Domain_Name \Policies\GUID\Computer_Name \Microsoft\Windows NT\SecEdit
  • This Group Policy folder is the location of the file for the default domain controller policy. This policy is probably the policy that is used when this problem affects domain controllers. However, the problem can also be introduced by other policies that use a different GUID, especially on domain members.
  • To view the settings of the targeted policy, determine the GUID of that policy by using Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). Then, append that GUID to the Sysvol_Path\Sysvol\Domain_Name\Policies file path.
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
304718 How to use the Administration Tools Pack to remotely administer computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000
324383 Troubleshooting SCECLI 1202 Events

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