[Cvsnt] Error - Could not open local administrators SID

Tony Hoyle tmh at nothing-on.tv
Mon Apr 15 22:04:48 BST 2002

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Tuomas Kiviaho wrote:
> cvs admin -a <admin>
> cvs admin: Could not open local administrators SID

I've never seen this error before... It's one of those errors that
'Can't happen'.

This error means a serious error with your NT installation.    Basically
the Administator well-known SID is missing (LookupAccountSid failed).
Without this there's no way it can lookup the administrator name to
check whether you're a member of the group.

I'm not sure how a machine with this sort of error can even boot, let
alone work...   The Administrator SID doesn't change between versions of
Windows, otherwise you couldn't have different versions in the same
domain and it'd all go pear shaped...

Does other software on this machine work OK?


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