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The Local Policy Of This System Does Not Allow You To Logon Interactively

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Hello,

We have suddenly been locked out by someone malicious. This message pops up on our server with all the data

The Local Policy Of This System Does Not Allow You To Logon Interactively. The administrator password has been changed. We have used many password tools but with the complex password and the raid it is next to impossible.

Is there any GPO tools that can be used to change the settings back. I have access to the UNC shares but can't get into my database.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
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I don't believe that this is malicious at all... what I believe happened is that you added your user account to the domain Power Users group which would absolutely cause this behaviour.

This will not prevent you, however, from logging into the server via RDP.  During which session you can remove yourself from the Domain Power Users Group and set things straight.

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Even if you can't log onto the desktop of the server, by the way, you can install the Windows Server Support Tools on any Windows XP Professional machine and access all necessary items regarding users and groups.

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I actually couldn't get into the the desktop with RDP. They had two users, one was administrator. They have had the password for both for some time and up until yesterday they had thier software support remoting in. Now there is no access.

What is the Windows Server Support Tools you refered to?
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Windows Server Support Tools are a number of applications that you install on XP workstation and allow you to access most of the server server settings from the workstation.  Make sure you install the update that includes Exchange features as part of the ActiveDirectory tool.

search MS site.
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I have used this tool successfully in the pass to reset an Administrator password:

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/NTAccess.cfm

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We were unable to gain access. I definetly did not want to believe that someone would change the password. I can't speak for what actually happened but as I asked more and more questions it became apparent that they have had numerous previous issues with AD.

No crack worked and we tried over 15 different ones. Some I have had success with on the same OS previously.

My solution was to reload and import the data back in that I had access to. They are up and all seems okay now. I only lost 20 hours of my life if you include the 15 desktops I had to reconfigure :). But I do have a new very grateful customer.

Thanks again for all the tips and tricks.
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Why would you have to reconfigure all the desktops?  Something isn't right.

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