An Invalid Directory Pathname Was Passed

KB ID 0001338 


While attempting to delegate administration of an OU, I got this error;

An Invalid Directory Pathname Was Passed

Delegation of Control Wizard

The wizard cannot retrieve security information from the Active Directory. An invalid directory pathname was passed.


Took a while to figure out! The OU in question has a ‘slash’ in the name of it;

OU with Slash

Once I changed this to a hyphen, the error ceased.

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Author: PeteLong

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