Your interactive logon privilege has been disabled

Posted on 2005-04-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hi Experts,

We have a server windows 2000 server stand alone server (no domain controller and is also not working in a domain). After disabling all users except 2 (the administrator and another user account with administrator rights) we are not able to logon to the server anymore. Not localy and not remote via terminal server wich was possible before.

All clients can logon and use their files on the server, only nobody can logon to the server to administer the machine.

If I logon localy or via terminal server as administrator I get the same following message:

Your interactive logon privilege has been disabled. Please contact your system administrator.

The strange thing is that it gives this message even when I am trying to log on localy to the machine. How do I get back my control of the server?

Thanks in Advance!
Question by:GNTK
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    Assisted Solution

    Sounds like trouble.  Haven disabled all of your other accounts may have crippled your recovery options.  You may have to resort to methods that dare not be mentioned in EE.

    "Users Unable to Log On Locally to Terminal Services Computer" (kind of old)

    Found a number of similar threads (that require you to login to fix) like this:

    Here's my theory, when TS is installed it creates a user of some kind called something like TSUser and gives it special rights to login through TS.  The installation of TS changes some group policies and, when Win2k first came out, the suggestion was to create a group for TS users and assign everyone that would need remote access to that group.  It could be that disabling the TSUser, it also removed local login privilages for everyone.  

    I hope I'm wrong!

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    >>>Your interactive logon privilege has been disabled. Please contact your system administrator.

    1. Goto another computer.
    2. Goto Start > Run > type "mmc.exe" (without quotes)
    3. Goto File Menu > Add Remove Snap-in > select Local Security Policy > select on Another computer.
    4. Edit the policy for remote computer and change the logon rights: -

    User Rights Assignment
         Log on locally

    Add Administrator account here.

    Now try to log on locally using Administrator account.

    Let me know.


    Author Comment

    Hi, I could use both of your answers a bit. What I couldn´t do was changing the permissions of a user. So finally I created a new user which standard has TS rights and logged in with the new user.

    Thanks SystmProg & stengelj
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