Removing a User from a Domain Local Group May Not Be Audited

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If you remove a user from a different domain (in the same forest) from a domain local group, and if the domain controller on which you perform the removal operation is not a global catalog, the event is audited by Security Accounts Manager (SAM).

Note that SAM auditing must be turned on. For example, the audit policy on the domain controller must include the "Audit Account Management" policy. This is not the same as the "Audit Directory Service Access" policy, which audits the fact that the group object has been modified.


On domain controllers that are not global catalogs, references to users from other domains are stored by using phantoms. For example, if you add a user from another domain to a group, a phantom is created to represent the user so that the membership attribute can link to it in the local database (DIT).

If you are auditing removal from a group, SAM requires information about the user who is being removed. A phantom contains all of the information that is required for the audit (it contains the SID, GUID, and DN), but SAM does not use this information, or permit a network call to be placed to obtain the information from a global catalog.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
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   28-Jan-2002  10:59  5.0.2195.4873     356,112  Advapi32.dll
   28-Jan-2002  10:59  5.0.2195.4797      41,744  Basesrv.dll
   28-Jan-2002  10:59  5.0.2195.4874     135,440  Dnsapi.dll
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   04-Sep-2001  08:32  5.0.2195.4276      71,024  Ksecdd.sys
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   28-Jan-2002  10:59  5.0.2195.4874     306,960  Netapi32.dll
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   22-Jan-2002  19:22  5.0.2195.4864   1,665,856  Ntoskrnl.exe
   28-Jan-2002  10:59  5.0.2195.4847     388,368  Samsrv.dll
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   28-Jan-2002  10:59  5.0.2195.4600      48,400  W32time.dll
   06-Nov-2001  11:43  5.0.2195.4600      56,592  W32tm.exe
   28-Jan-2002  10:59  5.0.2195.4871     125,712  Wldap32.dll
   16-Jan-2002  15:02  5.0.2195.4848     503,568  Lsasrv.dll
   28-Jan-2002  11:04  5.0.2195.4829     708,880  Kernel32.dll
   28-Jan-2002  11:07  5.0.2195.4797     476,432  Ntdll.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.


For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot


Article ID: 316733 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
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