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Error when creating a user account

    Question

  • I get an error when trying to create a new user account in WIndows 2003 server AD.  "Directory Service was unable to allocate a relative identifier"
    Monday, August 23, 2010 3:18 PM

Answers

  • is the domain controller holding the rid master role accessible? have you forced the rid role or restored the rid master from backup?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822053 


     Roy Mayo | MCTS • MCSE | USA

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:16 AM
    Monday, August 23, 2010 3:20 PM
  • Hi,

    Please review these articles:

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=248410

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822053

     

    Regards,

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:17 AM
    Monday, August 23, 2010 8:57 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Besides the above suggestion, you may also have a look at this article:

     

    Event ID 16650: The account-identifier allocator failed to initialize in Windows 2000 and in Windows Server 2003

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839879

     

    If the problem continues, please check if there is any relevant error in Event log.

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:17 AM
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:47 AM

All replies

  • is the domain controller holding the rid master role accessible? have you forced the rid role or restored the rid master from backup?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822053 


     Roy Mayo | MCTS • MCSE | USA

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:16 AM
    Monday, August 23, 2010 3:20 PM
  • Your rid pool has either become exhausted, corrupted or the PRD rid master is unreachable.  Check your event log on the DC in question for errors.

    You can expire the current rid pool and request a new pool.  I have had to do this in the past.  Jorge has a great article with a script to help you out with this issue.  Check it out from the link below.

    http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2006/05/25/1040.aspx

     

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    Monday, August 23, 2010 5:51 PM
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  • Hi,

    Please review these articles:

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=248410

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822053

     

    Regards,

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:17 AM
    Monday, August 23, 2010 8:57 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Besides the above suggestion, you may also have a look at this article:

     

    Event ID 16650: The account-identifier allocator failed to initialize in Windows 2000 and in Windows Server 2003

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839879

     

    If the problem continues, please check if there is any relevant error in Event log.

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:17 AM
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:47 AM