You Receive an "Account Unknown" Message When You Assign a Permission to a File or You Add a Member to a Group

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When you try to assign a permission to a file or to add a member to a group, an Object Picker dialog box may display the message "Account unknown." You may also receive the following error message:
sid2name S-1-5-21-1482476501-688789844-725345543-512
LookupAccountSid failed, LastError = 1789


This problem occurs because Windows cannot resolve security identifiers (SIDs) to names. An SID is a numeric value that identifies a user or group. For each access control entry (ACE), an SID identifies the user or the group for whom access is permitted, denied, or audited.


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.

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, submit a request to 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.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart Requirement

You must restart your 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) 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.
   Date         Time   Version           Size     File name
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6748     124,688  Adsldp.dll       
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6748     132,368  Adsldpc.dll      
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6748      63,760  Adsmsext.dll     
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6800     381,712  Advapi32.dll     
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6753      69,392  Browser.dll      
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6680     134,928  Dnsapi.dll       
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6780      96,528  Dnsrslvr.dll     
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6753      47,376  Eventlog.dll     
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6759     148,240  Kdcsvc.dll       
   18-Jun-2003  17:43  5.0.2195.6758     205,072  Kerberos.dll     
   26-Mar-2003  21:37  5.0.2195.6695      71,888  Ksecdd.sys
   01-Aug-2003  17:40  5.0.2195.6797     509,712  Lsasrv.dll       
   01-Aug-2003  17:40  5.0.2195.6797      33,552  Lsass.exe        
   17-Jul-2003  23:13  5.0.2195.6786     109,840  Msv1_0.dll       
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6601     311,568  Netapi32.dll     
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6791     361,232  Netlogon.dll     
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6800     931,600  Ntdsa.dll        
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6800      51,472  Samlib.dll       
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6742     392,464  Samsrv.dll       
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6737     131,344  Scecli.dll       
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6737     306,448  Scesrv.dll       
   15-Jul-2003  22:08  5.0.2195.6776   4,858,368  Sp3res.dll       
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6601      51,472  W32time.dll      
   16-Aug-2002  13:32  5.0.2195.6601      57,104  W32tm.exe        
   06-Aug-2003  22:42  5.0.2195.6741     126,224  Wldap32.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.


For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages
For additional information about the terminology that is used in this article, 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 Product Updates, Tools, and Add-ons


Article ID: 826452 - Last Review: February 21, 2007 - Revision: 2.6
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
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