Misleading error message adding a user on Windows 2008
Today I was setting up a new development VPC for SharePoint. When I tried to add a new user via the AD tools wizard I got the error
"Windows cannot set the password for [new user], network path was not found"
Forums suggest the issue is DNS resolution related, but for me it turned out to be the simple fact the password I was using did not meet the domains minimum requirements.
Not the most helpful message in the world.
Read the complete post at http://blogs.blackmarble.co.uk/blogs/rfennell/archive/2009/05/13/misleading-error-message-adding-a-user-on-windows-2008.aspx