I have received this error before. Instead of finding the solution for it however, I went around it by using Workgroup Manager instead. Be sure that you decline to change the configuration to Advanced if prompted. I believe I was also able to create and manage users with Directory (not Directory Utility). I chalked it up to a Server Preferences bug and haven't had to revisit the issue.
Professional Services Engineer
----- Original Message -----
From: Rick Eberts
To: [hidden email] Sent:
Mon, 11 May 2009 13:07:03 -0400
Subject: Server Preference error -14120
> I am getting the following error when using Server Preferences to add
> a new user.
> User creation failed
> The server reported the error '-14120' while trying to create the user.
> I have found many other references to this problem, but no definitive
> Any assistance would be appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Rick Eberts
> Lancaster Colony Design Group