Applied a security policy to standalone XP and strange outcome
From: Gringo (bkey89_at_msn.com)
Date: 16 Mar 2005 05:11:51 -0800
First of all let me say that this is my first time ever posting to a
group of any kind so please be forgiving with my inexperience. After
many years I am changing career fields and going into IT.
Here's my situation...
I have an XPpro stand-alone machine that I was messing around with on
Snap-ins and the Security Analysis and Configuration. I don't remember
exactly but 99% confident that I imported and applied the Hisec
Before the template was applied my user account was the local admin
account (which was set as admin from the start when I installed XP on
the machine)and I had 2 other limited user accounts plus 1 guest
account, all of which showed up on the Welcome screen.
After I logged off I noticed that my user did not show up on the
welcome screen and neither did the guest account, instead, a
"Administrator" user appeared with the two limited user accounts on the
Welcome screen. I clicked to logon as the admin but was unable due to
not having the correct password (I have no clue what it would be
because I never setup and "Administrator" user for the machine.
So I began freaking-out and rebooted the system; now the welcome screen
only shows the two limited user accounts and that's it. Through
reading this group I found that I could press ctrl-alt-delete twice and
get the network login, which I did, and logged in with my user account
name no problem. HOWEVER, my user account is no longer set as an admin
account and I can't even view my system calendar much less anything
I downloaded an image to make a boot cd to reset the admin password, I
will see if it works this evening, but I was wondering if anyone knows
what would cause my user to be "kicked out" of the admin group on a
stand alone machine???
Thanks again for the help and forgive me for being long winded and a