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Lost ability to change security permissions on the server

I am running a Windows 2000 Server as a domain controller on a medium-sized network of Windows 2000 & XP clients. Everything has been running fine for a year or so, but now I can no longer change any security permissions on the server. If I attempt to change permissions, it comes back with an error saying that they can not be changed. I am using the administration account and have tried from multiple machines and the server with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I've had the same problems on systems I've managed. I've resolved them sometimes by re-configuring DNS and other times by transferring the FSMO roles around to other domain controllers. You could attempt a forced replication of the domain. Check out the details in the following tips I wrote:
http://searchwin2000.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid1_gci934810,00.html
http://searchwin2000.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid1_gci882241,00.html
http://searchwin2000.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid1_gci759321,00.html

This was first published in January 2004

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