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Posted on 2006-07-20
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Hello,

I created a restricted user account on windows server 2003.  When I log in as this user the desktop does not appear.  If i press ctrl+alt+del and then run explorer.exe, I get an error access denied message.  If I change the user account to a power user then the user can log in just fine.  Why?
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by:Kurt4949
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By the way this is a domain user account.  and what I mean by no desktop is no icons, no task bar, no start menu.  
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What do you mean by restricted user account?  What actually did you do with this account?

Sounds like NTFS permissions.  Specifically the user doesn't have read/execute in the system32 folder where explorer.exe resides.
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possibly my hard disks have the wrong security settings?
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What did you do to restrict the user account?
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When I add a user account to the server I chose restricted user which is the Users Group instead of standard user which is the power users group.
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I checked the NTFS permissions on the windows folder and the user group has read access so I'm not sure what is causing this.
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You were right.  explorer.exe had only permissions for power users, administrators, and system.  Not sure why it was like that
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Not sure why the file was like that.  Glad you got it working.
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