Error: -601 when moving a User to a different container

  • 7005559
  • 29-Mar-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for All Platforms


When attempting to move an object with iManager, the following error is presented:
The Move Object request failed
0 object(s) moved, the following object(s) could not be moved:

When looking at the details, the following information is presented:
Error: The Move Object request failed
(Error -601) The object name entered could not be found in the context specified. Refer to Help for all listings of possible causes and solutions.


The error affects users that have a Security Equivalence pointing to themselves. The problem is that when attempting the move, the reference to the old location is not valid anymore and the adding of the attribute fails, which causes the operation to be aborted.

From a schema perspective, having a Security Equivalence to itself is a valid operation, but from a rights perspective this doesn't provide any value at all. It is advisable that if an entry received this value for any reason, that the value be removed. Make sure that the reference to the user in the attributes "Security Equals"  and "Equivalent To Me" are removed before attempting the move again. Once removed, the move operation should succeed.