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the local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively SBS 2003

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I have a SBS 2003 that does not allow me to log in at all I get the message "the local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively" The problem is that there is no usable accounts to make any changes with eg I can't log on. I have a feeling the problem has come about by adding a group to the administrator members tab in user properties. I was having problems logging in through RDP so added remote user group from memory and now I can't log in locally either.

This is pretty urgent as there is no way of getting on the machine to do anything and I really don't want to have to rebuild it.


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No, you don't have to rebuild it... adding the administrator account to the remote operators group was not a good thing to do though.  (See:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841188)

All you have to to is to install the Windows Server 2003 Support Tools on any Windows XP Pro workstation to be able to access Active Directory Users and Computers, and then remove the Administrator account from that group.
Download them from:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb405955.aspx

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does the machine have to be aprt of their domain as they only have MACs on their network. Will I be able to bring my laptop along and use that it is a vista machine

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Even though they have just Macs on their network, you can run the Server Management Tools in Parallels if you want.  Otherwise, you would need to have a PC that is joined to the domain in order to authenticate properly.

Are there no other Administrator Group accounts that were configured on the domain?  Because if there was, then you could log on to the server with that user account.  Also, you said you were having trouble connecting via RDP... was that from OUTSIDE the LAN?  Because if it was, you could use your laptop INSIDE the LAN to connect via RDP, or download and install the Mac RDP Client and connect from one of the Macs.

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I have not tried RDP on the lan, will give that a go before i try the tool.. I don't quiet get your first paragraph will I need to add a machine to the domain to get this to work??
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I was assuming that the Macs were joined to the domain.

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