Microsoft KB Archive/247444

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base

SMS: Error Message: This User or User Group Could Not Be Added to the SMS Admins Local Group. This...

Article ID: 247444

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q247444


When using the Security Wizard in the Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0 Administrator Console to add a global group to SMS security, you may receive the following error message:

This user or user group could not be added to the SMS Admins local group. This user or group has been added to SMS but will not have access until it or a global group it is a member of is added to the SMS Admins local group. See 'WBEM Security/SMS Provider section' in Chapter 4 of the SMS 2.0 Administrators Guide for more information.

Note that this symptom may occur when you add global groups if SMS is installed on a backup domain controller, but adding global groups works correctly if SMS is installed on the primary domain controller.


To work around this problem, manually add the global group to the SMS Admins local group on the site server.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 2.0.

Additional query words: prodsms Manage Users Node

Keywords: kberrmsg kbprb KB247444