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Windows 7 logon method you are using is not allowed

We upgrade all of our client machines on our school network to Windows 7 Pro. The Server runs Windows Server 2003 and there have been no changes to its configuration. When trying to logon as one of the students or staff I get the error message "You cannot log on because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer. Please see you network administrator for more details." I have tried the following -

"1. Run gpedit.msc.
2. Expand Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies
3. Click on User Rights Assignment
4. Ensure that "Allow log on locally" includes Administrators, Backup
Operators, Domain Users or Users."

Unfortunately the buttons to make any changes are not active. Plus, all of these groups are already included. I also checked the "Deny log on locally"  settings and have the same issue - non-active buttons. Also, there is nothing in that group anyway.

I am logged on as administrator when trying to make changes.

Please help. School starts next Monday.

Thank you!

Windows 7Windows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon

did you run the gpedit on the client machine ?

are you usign active directory ? Check the group policy on the server for the same above checks you made. This may resolve it. you can also try re creatign a account for this student.

Robert Ehinger

Yes, gpedit on the client machine and we are using active directory. The problem isn't with just one student, it is with several students and the staff. It may well be a problem with all the students since they have not all tried to log on yet.

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I would suggest that a conflict between the Domain Group Policy and the Local Policy is the cause. The Domain Group Policy will override the Local Policy. If you modify the Domain Group Policy to allow users to log in locally this should resolve the issue.

Also, you may need to ensure that the computer(s) in question are picking up the modified policy by running gpupdate /force from the command line.

Hope this helps.
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