HELP PLEASE!!! I locked my server out with GPEDIT.MSC!!!!

Posted on 2005-04-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-04

I was settign up policies for users on my windows SBS 2k server with gpedit.msc on the server. Well, now even though I am logged in as an administrator, all the lockouts are on effect on the server. I locked out the user of consoles, the run command, etc! I am freaking out, please help! What is it locking out the administrators too? PLEASE HELP< how can i change this?>
Question by:gqchris

    Author Comment

    Please guys help, I can only access my drives now on the server, I cant access the regedit or anything else!
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    Expert Comment

    Login as Administrator as usual and take " full control ".
    Administrator account can bypass the access.

    Author Comment

    How would I enable "Full control"?

    Author Comment

    Heres what I did after flipping  out for two hours!:

    Luckily I had not disabled the registry editor. Went in, changed the key, and went back into the gpedit.msc to change what i had messed with. That will teach me to fiddle around with the Group Policies wihtout reserach!!!

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    Accepted Solution

    glad you got it...yes, admin is not immune from GPO! :)

    for future, if you look at the .adm files on the server, you can decipher which actual registry key each of the group policy options is changing.

    If you go here:
    I mentioned how to figure it out...

    Author Comment

    Yea, Well what happeneded also was that I was editing the local computer policy, not the default domain policy! That will teach me ! Thanks Jammy for that link, it is right on target!

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