Re: Locked out due to Security Policy
From: William Sanders (williamrsanders_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 05:19:39 -0700
Try booting up in safe mode.
>I have a similar problem with my client's laptop. I have
>used third party s/w to reset the Administrator's
>password but still can't logon. I get the same
>message "The Local Policy of This System Does Not Permit
>You to Logon Interactively". The laptop belongs to a
>workgroup not a domain and my client assured me he
>changed any security settings. I suspect a hacker may
>have got into his laptop and change the policy and
>password. I don't want to reinstall XP Pro and loose all
>emails and address book. Please help.
>>Are you sure that you have tried the built-in
>>Administrator account ? This one has some
>>Is this this only XP Pro or W2k system that you have ?
>>If not, try mapping the C$ administrative share
>>(assuming you did not also deny or remove the
>>grant of the network logon user right).
>>If you can map your boot partition (C$ assumed
>>above) then navigate to system32\GroupPolicy
>>and set its NTFS permissions to Deny Full Control
>>Then try to log in with an admin account - which
>>should now work - then go to the same directory
>>and remove the Deny, after which use the local
>>security policy to remove the changes that you made
>>to the User Right that change the logon rights.
>>Microsoft MVP (Windows, Security)
>>MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
>>"Richard Smith" <Richard_Smithh66@hotmail.com> wrote in
>>> In an attempt to prevent other people from accessing
>>> system remotely I have locked all users out of the
>>> I have now created a scenario were by each time I
>>> to logon under any user including administrator I
>>> the following message. "The Local Policy of This
>>> Does Not Permit You to Logon Interactively"
>>> I have attempted running the restore panel and
>>> files from the repair directory to the system dir
>>> luck My only other option I can see currently is
>>> installing xp on a partiton and copying all data over.
>>> does any one have any better ideas?
>>> Kind Regards
>>> Richard Smith