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Active Directory Account Creation Mode

  Asked By: Brock    Date: Jul 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3414

I am trying to create WSS/SPS accounts using "Active Directory
Account Creation Mode." However, I did not get the option to make the
selection to use this mode and I got "Domain Account mode"
automatically after WSS is installed. Any clues on what I might have
done wrong?

When will the sytem prompt you to specify the mode when WSS is

Are we required to install AD before we install WSS to enable this

Does this AD communicate with other ADs in the domain or it works in
a standalone mode to just manage WSS accounts?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Terrance Vasquez     Answered On: Jul 01

Install but do not go in UI configuration. I may be wrong but I don’t think AD account  Creation is an option  for SP Portal (as it is targeted for Intranet with user accounts  already in AD). I used AD A/C creation  mode for WSS installation and it does work as expected. After the setup/installation, do not follow the UI for configuration, instead, use stsadm -adcreation with other options right for your scenario.

You do need to have AD available. AD is just a standard AD, WSS is an application that benefits from it.

Answer #2    Answered By: Darrin Massey     Answered On: Jul 01

If you're installing SPS, the default is Domain Mode and this is not
configurable. If you're installing WSS only, then you did get the
option, but probably missed it. If you've missed it, the only way to
get it back is to do a re-install, AFAIUI.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jeffrey King     Answered On: Jul 01

installed  in AD A/C Creation mode, but when I go to add a user, it gives me the error "The user does not exist". I can only add in the emails of users already in the AD. I followed along with the MS2D article, granting the owner logon as a batch job right, but its still a no go. Has anyone had this problem before?

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