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Windows 2000 Server & Mail Servers & Group Policy

Posted on 1999-07-14
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Could somebody please tell me if

1) Will exchange 5.5 run on W2K Server ??

2) How can I let a user log on locally ?
   I have tried changing the policy to allow users to logon locally but this hasn't made a differece, the user account has been created and is valid, has a valid password, the account is active and has not expired. In the users properties section under the account tab, I have set the "LOGON TO ALL WORKSTATIONS" to true, at the moment I can only log on to my server as the administrator.
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1)Exchange 5.5 should run fine on Win2K server.  I have both SQL 6.5 and SQL 7.0 running fine under Win2k Server oon a desktop and a friend of mine is using Win 2K Server on a laptop (to take advantage of the power management support).

2)You need to add the user to the server operators group to enable them to log on locally.  The "logon to all workstations" tab under User manager, etc... is only useful if you want to restrict the workstations that a user can log on  to (say to limit access to a machine with a CDR to prevent staff from carrying out authorised duplication of CDs)

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So if a user wanted to logon to the server locally. they would HAVE to be a member a server operators, I take it I can set the permissions to restrict their access ?
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The argument is that normal users shouldn't have to log on locally.  The only people who should need to log on locally would be server or backup operators and administrators.

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Cheers mate

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