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You cannot set the “Country/region” attribute of a user account to “Curaçao,” “Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba,” or “Sint Maarten (Dutch part)” in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

On a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you try to use various tools to set the Country/region attribute of a user account to one of the following three countries/regions:

  • Curaçao
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

In this scenario, your operation fails with various symptoms. Here are two sample scenarios:

  • When you try to set the Country/region attribute of a user account to one of these three countries/regions by using the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in, the country option is not available.
  • When you try to set the Country/region attribute of a user account to one of these three countries/regions by using the Exchange Management Console, you receive the following error message:

    The properties on %useraccount% have invalid data. If you click ‘OK’, default values will be used instead and will be saved if you do not change them before hitting ‘Apply’ or ‘OK’ on the property page.
    If you click ‘Cancel’ the object will be displayed read-only and corrupted values will be retained. The following values have invalid data: CountryOrRegion

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2607863.

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