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GetEffectiveRightsFromAcl() Function Causes "ERROR_NO_SUCH_DOMAIN" Error Message

The information in this article applies to:
  • Microsoft Windows versions 2000, 2000 SP1 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows versions 2000, 2000 SP1 Server
  • Microsoft Windows versions 2000, 2000 SP1 Advanced Server


Calling the GetEffectiveRightsFromAcl function may return the following error message:



This issue occurs if one of the access control entries (ACEs) in the access control list (ACL) parameter contains a domain global group security identifier (SID) and the computer is a client computer that is joined to a domain. This problem does not occur on the domain controller.

For example, assume that the following sample code is being run:

DWORD GetEffectiveRightsFromAcl(  
PACL pacl,                  			// source ACL  
PTRUSTEE pTrustee,          		// trustee  
PACCESS_MASK pAccessRights   	// trustee's access rights 
GetEffectiveRightsFromAcl returns 1355 if the ACL (which is specified in the first parameter in this function) contains an ACE that specifies a global group. In this example, if the first parameter of GetEffectiveRightsFromAcl (pAcl) specifies an ACL that contains the DOMAIN\GlobalGroup group, GetEffectiveRightsFromAcl returns 1355 instead of succeeding if the computer is a client computer that is joined to the domain. The error message that is returned is:


The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. #define ERROR_NO_SUCH_DOMAIN 1355L


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem described in this article and should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing at a later time, to further ensure product quality. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this fix.

To resolve this problem immediately, download the fix as instructed below or contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
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The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
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Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbWin2000PreSP2Fix
Issue type : kbbug
Technology : kbwin2000AdvServ kbwin2000AdvServSearch kbwin2000S kbwin2000Ssearch kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro

Last Reviewed: February 22, 2001
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Article ID: Q286360

Last Reviewed:
February 22, 2001

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