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renamed administrator name and now cannot log in

jcraver asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Windows 2000 Pro.  I renamed the administrator name to admins9.  Now it will not let me log in with any name.  For any user, including admins9) it says the local policy will not allow the user to log on interactively.  What can I do to log in, or modify the GPO, etc?
Thank you for your help.
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Also, if you are on a network connected to that machine (workgroup or domain) you may be able to access the Computer Management Console via another system...  and change the name back, or access the GPO that is preventing you from logging on...  Let us know if the help in the other thread does you any good and we can go from there..


Is there another user that has admin rights?
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