RestrictAnonymous keeps resetting itself

From: Shurp71 (
Date: 04/05/04

Date: 5 Apr 2004 09:34:43 -0700

We have a 2000 server/domain controller with NT thru XP client
workstations. After a recent service pack update the NT machines were
locked out. We tracked it down to the
registry being default set to "2" (we set it to "0" and the problem
disappeared). A couple days later the NT machines were locked out
again because the RestrictAnonymous reset to "2". Changed it back to
"0" and all was fine. It happened again this morning.

So I started looking at the Local Security Policy MMC Snap-In.
Effective policy settings are set and greyed out at "No access without
explicit anonymous permissions"... Local policy setting is at "None.
Rely on default permissions" (I am able to change that setting).

What am I missing here?

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