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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 9:57:02 AM

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I am new to this network here and as I've been going through the domain
controller and looking at the user acounts and such. Well, I am finding an
unknown user account that is attached to users folders and stuff. The
security tab in the folder properties shows the everyone group and a user
acount that has the user account dimed with a question mark containg the
name; S-1-5-21-2074887223-460659965-697575874-1654

I have never seen this and I can't figure out what this is. This is anything
new. I have created some new user accounts and OU's to test some new group
policies. This has attached to some of them as well. At this point I haven't
found an answer. Has anyone seen this?

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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 9:57:49 PM

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this is usually a user who's name can not be resolved. This usually occurs
when giving permission through a trust, then the trust goes away, maybe
because of a past migration etc. Its also possible its a rogue user that has
been deleted but got hung up somewhere. Its usually pretty safe to just
delete them.

--
Hope it helps...........

dw

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Blog - http://spaces.msn.com/members/wilwol/
Web - http://capital.net/~wilwol/dw.htm
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"Grafx00" <Grafx00@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E92C810B-03E7-4EAC-83F1-3C536A0A94A9@microsoft.com...
>I am new to this network here and as I've been going through the domain
> controller and looking at the user acounts and such. Well, I am finding an
> unknown user account that is attached to users folders and stuff. The
> security tab in the folder properties shows the everyone group and a user
> acount that has the user account dimed with a question mark containg the
> name; S-1-5-21-2074887223-460659965-697575874-1654
>
> I have never seen this and I can't figure out what this is. This is
> anything
> new. I have created some new user accounts and OU's to test some new group
> policies. This has attached to some of them as well. At this point I
> haven't
> found an answer. Has anyone seen this?
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 9:39:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

There was a migration that was done before I arrived here so most likely that
is where they came from.

Thanks

"Don Wilwol" wrote:

> this is usually a user who's name can not be resolved. This usually occurs
> when giving permission through a trust, then the trust goes away, maybe
> because of a past migration etc. Its also possible its a rogue user that has
> been deleted but got hung up somewhere. Its usually pretty safe to just
> delete them.
>
> --
> Hope it helps...........
>
> dw
>
> Don Wilwol
> Blog - http://spaces.msn.com/members/wilwol/
> Web - http://capital.net/~wilwol/dw.htm
> DonWilwol(REMOVE)@yahoo.com
>
> "Grafx00" <Grafx00@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E92C810B-03E7-4EAC-83F1-3C536A0A94A9@microsoft.com...
> >I am new to this network here and as I've been going through the domain
> > controller and looking at the user acounts and such. Well, I am finding an
> > unknown user account that is attached to users folders and stuff. The
> > security tab in the folder properties shows the everyone group and a user
> > acount that has the user account dimed with a question mark containg the
> > name; S-1-5-21-2074887223-460659965-697575874-1654
> >
> > I have never seen this and I can't figure out what this is. This is
> > anything
> > new. I have created some new user accounts and OU's to test some new group
> > policies. This has attached to some of them as well. At this point I
> > haven't
> > found an answer. Has anyone seen this?
>
>
>
March 23, 2005 10:38:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

I see these a lot in user groups (i.e., the administrators group) of machine
that is in a sub domain, when the users exist in the parent domain. In our
case, the users are legit, and sometimes if you wait long enough, the
cryptic i.d.s change to names.


"Grafx00" <Grafx00@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E92C810B-03E7-4EAC-83F1-3C536A0A94A9@microsoft.com...
> I am new to this network here and as I've been going through the domain
> controller and looking at the user acounts and such. Well, I am finding an
> unknown user account that is attached to users folders and stuff. The
> security tab in the folder properties shows the everyone group and a user
> acount that has the user account dimed with a question mark containg the
> name; S-1-5-21-2074887223-460659965-697575874-1654
>
> I have never seen this and I can't figure out what this is. This is
anything
> new. I have created some new user accounts and OU's to test some new group
> policies. This has attached to some of them as well. At this point I
haven't
> found an answer. Has anyone seen this?