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Regular users cannot logon locally

Posted on 2010-08-13
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Hi,

Something got messed up in my windows 2003 server AD.
The clients that ARE NOT local admins cannot logon locally.

If I go to each clients machine and set the users group to be a member of the administrators group, then it works fine in windows xp forever, but I have a box with windows seven, and that configuration only works for a day. The next day, the users group are no longer members of the administrators group and so the regular users cannot logon to that machine.

I found that in the AD the domain users are not a member of the users group, so I added that configuration and it works until I refresh the GPO, then everything goes back to not working and the domain users are no longer members of the builtin users group.

How can I reset my gpo to the default ? I tried importing a GPO template, but there are so many template files that I dont know which one is the default.
Or is this happening because of something else ?
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Have you got any GPOs that are setting Restricted Group memberships?
Or have you used the "Deny Logon Locally" setting in a GPO and misconfigured either it or where it is applied?
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I remember trying to mess with that option, but on "Deny logon locally" only "SUPPORT_xxxxxx" is listed.
I dont have any important changes in the GPO, thats why I thought I could reset it to the default values, maybe I messed it up and dont remember.
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Sorry it took me a while to respond, I just got back from the weekend and just tryed reseting the gpo to both domain and gc, it seems to have worked since gpupdate /force no longer removes the domain users from the builtin users group.

Not I have to wait for tomorrow to see if all regular users can logon again.

THANK YOU!
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typos:

2nd line: "both domain and DC..."
5th line: "NOW i have to wait..."
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It worked.
The problem indeed was the "domain users" not being a part of the "built-in users" on the AD.
And reseting the GPO did the trick.

Thank you so much.
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