Microsoft KB Archive/247953

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Error Message: The Object You Tried to Create Already Exists in the Directory

Article ID: 247953

Article Last Modified on 10/6/2005


  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q247953


When you delete a user from a Membership group, a data inconsistency may occur in the Site Server 3.0 Membership System. If you attempt to add the user again to the same Membership group, the following error message can occur:

The object you tried to create already exists in the directory.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Site Server service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date      Time    Version       Size     File name     Platform
   12-4-99  02:59a  7.0.1280.0    399,120   Storedb.dll   x86
   12-4-99  02:57a  7.0.1280.0    490,768   Storedb.dll   alpha


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Site Server 3.0.

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