Error opening specified object -2147016656 assigning user rights

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  • 19-Aug-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012


SecureLogin SSO


Error opening specified object –2147016661 trying to extend AD schema / assign rights using the adschema.exe


Check the syntax is correct and the CN (or OU) and DC’s are correct.

  • If assigning rights to OU’s that are not the built in ""Users"" container, use the following syntax (instead of CN=, use OU=)


  • If assigning rights to the built in Users container, user the following syntax (instead of OU=, use CN=)


  • Check the specified container exists.

  • Check your spelling.

  • Check your rights to modify the schema (e.g. schema admin)

  • Check the domain name (open Active Directory Users and Computers and check you have all instances of dc= in the path)