Error message that you may receive when you create an application group under a scope node on a Windows Server 2003 SP1-based computer: "A group with the name 'application_group_name' already exists"

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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Symptoms
You create an application group in the following location of the Authorization Manager console:
Store_name\Application_name\Scope_name\Groups
You create this application group on a domain controller computer that is running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. The next time that you start the Authorization Manager console, you cannot find this application group. In this scenario, if you try to create the same application group again, you receive the following error message:
A group with the name application_group_name already exists. Specify a different name.
Note In this Authorization Manager console location, Store_name represents the store name, Application_name represents the application name, and Scope_name represents the scope name. In this error message, application_group_name represents the application group name.
Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

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.

Prerequisites

You must install Windows Server 2003 SP1 before you apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to 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 Server 2003 Service Pack1, Itanium-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Azroles.dll5.2.3790.2560703,48831-Oct-200514:16IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Wazroles.dll5.2.3790.2560232,44831-Oct-200514:16x86SP1WOW

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack1, x64-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Azroles.dll5.2.3790.2560414,20831-Oct-200514:16x64SP1Not Applicable
Wazroles.dll5.2.3790.2560232,44831-Oct-200514:16x86SP1WOW

Windows Service 2003 Service Pack1, x86-based versions

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Azroles.dll5.2.3790.2560232,44801-Nov-200505:37x86

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
More information
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
DC, CM 47199
Properties

Article ID: 909805 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 01:08:52 - Revision: 4.0

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