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    cant add new user to 2003 server

    Hi All.

    trying to add a new user to windows server 2003.
    all seems to go fine up till you click add and they when it starts adding the user it stops and says (a home folder could not be created for this user) (Quota information could not be set)

    any help would be fab.

    Thanks Dan

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    Maybe you have disk quotas turned on and new users get a very low amount, too low to create the account, or you have reached your quota and therefore can't create the files?

    I never use disk quotas, just add more disks / another server and let them go for it, but do check the use by user to ensure they are not storing their music library (itunes should never be allowed on corporate machines). Use TreeSize paid and create a weekly space use report by user.

    cheers, Paul

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    Hi Paul
    No quotas are set but today I was trying to change the domain name via netdom computername and its stilling me that the RPC server is unavailable?
    Any Ideas?

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    You should not change domain names with netdom, use rendom.

    RPC server is a service on your server and should be running all the time. Start > Run > services.msc
    Are you sure you are a domain admin on that box?

    cheers, Paul

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    Hi Paul
    im set as administrator.
    just looked at services and Remote procedure call is running and with remote procedure call locator?

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    Check the event log for errors associated with the user creation process, or at the same time.

    cheers, Paul

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