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I have XP workstation and does not allow me to logon locally due to a restriction.

Posted on 2008-06-11
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I have checked a few things.  What should I check to allow me to logon locally other than the administrator which can do so.

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Are you on a domain? There is a group policy or local policy that is blocking you from logging on.
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local policy / workgroup .  I used the gpupdate security analysis.  What option am I missing to choose.

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Group policy is a possibility.  If you are not on a domain, the check other local policy settings.  It is possible that the account is disabled, inactive, or restricted by some other means.
I recall being able to set acceptable time slots for logging in through Active Directory, so even if you don't have an official GP, you may want to check these options.
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Go to Local Policie under the Local Policy then User Rights then find Deny logon locally to view the users.
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Because of an account restriction.  I have no password on the mahcine.  This must be the issue.
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It would seem that my answer, WorldInChaos, was more descriptive and direct in answering the proposed question.  It offered many possible problem areas/solutions.  Dariusq just took out one of my points, and now he gets 400?
I'm cool with whatever happens, it just seems funny to me that one line, which I included, gets all the credit when taken alone.
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WorldinChaos,

Honestly, I don't care about some points it is suppose to be about helping others get through a problem. If you read my post I walked him through how to check the local policy which seems to be what he did. You and I were thinking about the samething when we type the comment. I gave a little more description on how to get to the local policy. Again I don't care about the points. I use this site to help others because I have been helped in the same way before.
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It's cool, I was just curious, in this case, I was trying to get points, because I need enough to become an expert, and so I was hoping for some.  I answer the questions from work, so it's not like I can scan tons of them.  Like I said too, it isn't horribly critical either way to me, I was just letting it be known what I thought.  I'm glad to hear that you are cool about everything, and that you have a collected attitude.  Glad there wasn't too much hostility.  Gotta go, hopefully help some more people...
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