You cannot use the new Windows Server 2003 well-known security principals
Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Windows 2003 Security
When you promote a Windows Server 2003 computer to a domain controller, the Local Service, and other well-known security principals, do not appear, and cannot be used.
This behavior will occur when the forest root domain controller that holds the PDC emulator role is running Windows 2000 server.
NOTE: When the forest root domain controller that holds the PDC emulator role is running Windows 2000 server, the CN=WellKnown Security Principals,CN=Configuration,DC=
To resolve this problem, update the PDC emulator to Windows Server 2003.
To workaround this problem, use SubInACL.exe to script the security on the well-known security principals:
subinacl /keyreg "
would grant the Local Service account Read permissions on the
Some of the well-known security principals that were introduced with Windows Server 2003 are:
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