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Nice to Know – Membership in a Local group contains only SID numbers in Windows Server

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on April 26, 2017

Ok, so from time to time this happens, it should not, but it does

Issue:

You open the local Administrator group and all domain user accounts is just SID numbers, (a few could actually be names, but that is not very common). It looks like this:

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Solution:

I’ll guess there are many ways to fix this, but the Quick and Dirty is to:

– Disjoin the domain (don’t restart)

– Join back

– Restart

/mike

One Response to “Nice to Know – Membership in a Local group contains only SID numbers in Windows Server”

  1. YarnoSG said

    You can skip a step by simply rejoining the domin you are in in step 1: Join the DNS name of the domain if the NetBIOS name of the domain is in the computer and tab; vice versa if the DNS name shows. You do not have to join a workgroup first.

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