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  • Question

  • guys,

    i created some new users through users and computers. The strange thing is, that they dont appear in the console.

    can someone explain that?

    thanks

    Monday, October 10, 2011 2:49 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    This could be because a couple of cases, but most likely if you create new users, they don't have an user role attached. Just attach an user role via the SBS console.

    Another thing to look after are the users created within the OU Mybusiness, User, SBSUsers, if not moved them to this OU.

    More information see this blog post of the SBS team: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2008/09/22/why-are-some-of-my-users-not-displaying-in-the-sbs-console.aspx

    Last to note, it is recommended  to create users via the SBS Console, it will give the user more configurations than using the AD users and computers


    Regards Ronny
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    • Proposed as answer by Jkazama Monday, October 10, 2011 2:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by enlil Monday, October 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 2:55 PM
  • Aattribute  by the name msSBSCreationState has to be set in user's properties,that is how sbs console querries the user from AD.The role helps in stamping that attribute and also bunch of other stuff that you will witness once you run the change user role wizard.

     

    Its a good practice to create your own role and use that template on the user.You can get more information on below links:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc546025(WS.10).aspx

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/07/07/editing-one-of-the-default-user-role-templates-may-produce-an-unexpected-warning-in-sbs-2008.aspx

     

    • Marked as answer by enlil Monday, October 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 3:42 PM
  • so a user role in sbs2011 is nothing more than a template? i used to create template users for lets say the administration users.


    • Marked as answer by enlil Monday, October 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    • Edited by enlil Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:46 AM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 3:51 PM
  • Its only a template which does a bunch of stuff for you like creating the users,assigning groups,creating your exchange mailbox,sending welcome email etc.

    Here is how you can run change user role wizard on exsisting users:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc546011.aspx

     

    Yes you can apply the "Network Administrator" template on an existing user to make it admin.

    • Marked as answer by enlil Monday, October 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 3:58 PM
  • You can just add the role to those accounts, go to the SBS Console, Users and Groups on the Users tab choose Change user role for user accounts on the right tasks pane.

    Select the role you want to add to the users, please note that if you choose replace user permissions or settings all existing settings will be removed. Choose Nexts, now select Display all user accounts in the Active directory and you can select the user accounts you want to change


    Regards Ronny
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    • Marked as answer by enlil Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:45 AM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:41 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    This could be because a couple of cases, but most likely if you create new users, they don't have an user role attached. Just attach an user role via the SBS console.

    Another thing to look after are the users created within the OU Mybusiness, User, SBSUsers, if not moved them to this OU.

    More information see this blog post of the SBS team: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2008/09/22/why-are-some-of-my-users-not-displaying-in-the-sbs-console.aspx

    Last to note, it is recommended  to create users via the SBS Console, it will give the user more configurations than using the AD users and computers


    Regards Ronny
    -------------
    Visit my Blog or follow me on Twitter
    • Proposed as answer by Jkazama Monday, October 10, 2011 2:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by enlil Monday, October 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 2:55 PM
  • thanks for the reply Ronny.

    Can you give me some more info about those rolers. Whats their purpose, should i use them and what if i dont use them???

    Monday, October 10, 2011 3:28 PM
  • Aattribute  by the name msSBSCreationState has to be set in user's properties,that is how sbs console querries the user from AD.The role helps in stamping that attribute and also bunch of other stuff that you will witness once you run the change user role wizard.

     

    Its a good practice to create your own role and use that template on the user.You can get more information on below links:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc546025(WS.10).aspx

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/07/07/editing-one-of-the-default-user-role-templates-may-produce-an-unexpected-warning-in-sbs-2008.aspx

     

    • Marked as answer by enlil Monday, October 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 3:42 PM
  • so a user role in sbs2011 is nothing more than a template? i used to create template users for lets say the administration users.


    • Marked as answer by enlil Monday, October 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    • Edited by enlil Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:46 AM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 3:51 PM
  • Its only a template which does a bunch of stuff for you like creating the users,assigning groups,creating your exchange mailbox,sending welcome email etc.

    Here is how you can run change user role wizard on exsisting users:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc546011.aspx

     

    Yes you can apply the "Network Administrator" template on an existing user to make it admin.

    • Marked as answer by enlil Monday, October 10, 2011 4:09 PM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 3:58 PM
  • thanks all!!
    Monday, October 10, 2011 4:09 PM
  • still got a question. How can i add existing users,created in AD users and computers, that will not show up in the standard console add to the rolegroups??
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:30 AM
  • You can just add the role to those accounts, go to the SBS Console, Users and Groups on the Users tab choose Change user role for user accounts on the right tasks pane.

    Select the role you want to add to the users, please note that if you choose replace user permissions or settings all existing settings will be removed. Choose Nexts, now select Display all user accounts in the Active directory and you can select the user accounts you want to change


    Regards Ronny
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    • Marked as answer by enlil Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:45 AM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:41 AM
  • indeed, found it.  Just change the role in the users menu.
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:48 AM
  • One more thing, this doesn't apply to the groups part, does it? I checked the groups part and i cannot ad the already created groups.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 12:03 PM
  • Hi,

    For groups it is a little different, first make sure you move the groups to the right OU under MyBusiness OU. After that run the GroupConverter.exe tool that can be found in the C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin folder.

    After that follow the wizard to add the groups to the SBS Console.


    Regards Ronny
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    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:04 PM