Re: Cant logon to local machine (this computer) as administrator

From: Steven L Umbach (
Date: 07/12/04

Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 16:56:10 GMT

As mentioned, the logon locally or deny logon locally user right are configured to
prevent administrator or local users from logging on locally. That could be
configured at the local or domain/OU level. I would logon to the local machine as
domain admin and look in Local Security Policy/security settings/local policies/user
rights for the mentioned user rights. Use secpol.msc to bring up Local Security
Policy. If you can reconfigure those rights at the local level, then that is where it
was configured at. If the local settings are grayed out and differ from the
"effective" settings the policy came from a higher priority level such as domain and
OU. I would first check the container the computer is in such as OU or domain. You
can run gpresult on that computer to see what computer policies are being applied to
it and any one of those GPO's listed could be the culprit. --- Steve

"James W. Long" <> wrote in message
> Hi all,
> I can log onto the domain account on my clients but I
> can not log into thier local accounts anymore.
> I really need this back in case they fail or something.
> For instance, my domain is called
> and I run a Win2000 Adv Server Domain Controller
> that is authorative for the domain.
> If I go over to my client machine named hal9000,
> I can logon as administrator to jewelconsulting fine.
> But I cannot logon to HAL9000 (this machine)
> as administrator at all.
> I get this error message and I dont know how to
> fix it, some help would be greatly appreciated.
> " The policy of this system does not permit you
> to logon interactively."
> How do I fix this and where? on the DC or
> on the local machine?
> Thank you in advance,
> James W. Long.

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