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We have just set up a two-way trust with a remote domain. I can add individual users to groups and assign permissions, but I can't add groups like 'domain users'. It's very odd behaviour. I can put type the group, like UNDPPC\domain users in the people-picker and if I hit OK I get an error:"The user does not exist or is not unique." If I check the name before I hit OK it finds and underlines the name ok, but if I check again it's not found.

Individual users can be added fine. Needless to say, the user search doesn't find anything.

I've tried adding the domain to the people-picker using stsadm searchadforests but don't seem to have had much luck.

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I found this in the ULS: Error in resolving user 's-1-5-21-20162213-2513311543-3581706507-513' : System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8007203A): The server is not operational. at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_AdsObject() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher.FindAll(Boolean findMoreThanOne) etc., etc. – Dan Aug 3 '11 at 9:00
Did you ever find the answer to this question? Thanks – user8584 May 29 '12 at 20:21
I don't really recall but I don't think so. – Dan May 30 '12 at 3:13

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