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FP2002: Error Message: The User Account 'Username' Cannot Be Added...

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When you attempt to add a user account to the permissions by using the FrontPage Server Extensions Administration page, you may receive the following error message:
The user account 'username' cannot be added to the current virtual server because it is in use by a Web on a different virtual server. User accounts created by Microsoft SharePoint or FrontPage Server Extensions can only be used by one virtual server at a time. Try to create a new account with a different name.

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By default, FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions and SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft do not allow accounts created by the extensions to be used on any site other than the site for which they were created.

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To work around this problem and use accounts on a different server, disable account tracking, To do this, run the SharePoint Team Services Command-Line Utility (Owsdadm.exe):
  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type cmd and click OK.
  3. At the command prompt, change to the following folder:
    Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\Bin
  4. At the command prompt, type the following command and press ENTER:
    OWSADM.EXE -o setproperty -pn accounttracking -pv 0
For additional information about the SharePoint Team Services Command-Line Utility (Owsdadm.exe), click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
272945� STS: Using SharePoint Team Services Command-Line Utility

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More information

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310932� FP2002: Where to Find the SharePoint Team Services Administrator's Guide

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Keywords: KB300838, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 300838
Revision : 3
Created on : 1/31/2007
Published on : 1/31/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 266