Well-Known Account Upgrade

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

When a computer is promoted to become a domain controller, the promotion process recreates the required well-known groups and local groups that are not present when you install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to make a computer a domain controller.


Event ID Source Message



An error occured while creating new default accounts for this domain. This may be due to a transient error condition. The task will retry periodically until success and will log this message again in a week if the problem persists.



The error "%2" occurred when trying to create the well known account %1.



The Security Account Database detected that the well known account %1 does not exist. The account has been recreated. Please reset the password for the account.

DB Upgrade/DC Promotion/DC Demotion

Active Directory