Code  80072030 – There is no such object on the server

Troubleshooting Code 80072030 – There is no such object on the server

A wild guess, there is a mistake in the reference to your OU.  However, to hedge my bets, it could be any Active Directory object that causes the error 80072030 :
‘There is no such object on the server’

Introduction to Error Code 80072030

This is an easy error code to troubleshoot.  Code 8007xxxx indicates a problem with Windows, or Active Directory.  For example, you are trying create a child object inside an OU, but that parent OU does not exist.Code 080072030 There is no such object on the server

The Symptoms You Get 80072030

The script does not execute as you hoped, instead you get a WSH error message.  One possibility is that you are trying to create an Active Directory object but there is no parent container, example misspelled OU.

The Cause of Code 80072030

Check Active Directory User’s and Computers, perhaps there is no such parent OU, therefore you cannot create the child OU.


The Solutions

Use Active Directory Users and Computers to check that the OU exists.  Create the parent container object so that the new child object will have a ‘home’.  Note: The error is in Line 5. In the case of runtime errors you can use this work around.  Add this line: On Error Resume Next.

Example 1 of Script Error: There is no such object on the server

Error there is no OU called BulkIT, consequently, you cannot create the SalesMan contact object.

Solution create the parent OU = BulkIT

‘Script to Create a new Contact account in the BulkImport OU
‘Script created by Guy Thomas
‘Feel free to adapt names

Set objOU = GetObject("LDAP://OU=BulkIt, dc=cp, dc=com")
Set objUser = objOU.Create("contact", "cn=SalesMan")

Wscript.Echo "Success new Contact, & chr(13), Check Active Directory Users and Computers – Remember F5"

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Example 2 of VBScript with Error 80072030

The OU specified by strContainer is mis-spelt, or the comma is missing.  Such errors are common in scripts with very long Active Directory paths.
strContainer = "OU=Cowbridge ,"

‘ Set AccountControl.vbs
‘ Example VBScript to enable user accounts in a named OU
‘ Author Guy Thomas
‘ Version 1.7 – March 21st 2010
‘ —————————————————-‘
Option Explicit
Dim objOU, objUser, objRootDSE
Dim strContainer, strLastUser, strDNSDomain, intCounter, intAccValue
Set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")
strDNSDomain = objRootDSE.Get("DefaultNamingContext")
strContainer = "OU=Cowbridge ,"
intAccValue = 512
strContainer = strContainer & strDNSDomain
set objOU =GetObject("LDAP://" & strContainer )
intCounter = 0
For each objUser in objOU
If objUser.class="user" then
   objUser.Put "userAccountControl", intAccValue
   intCounter = intCounter +1
   strLastUser = objUser.Get ("name")
End if
WScript.Echo intCounter & " Accounts Enabled. Value " _
& intAccValue

‘ End of VBScript Example

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