SBS 2003 Local Policy Does Not Permit to Logon Interactively

Posted on 2011-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I was accessing a SBS 2003 server remotely using Teamviewer and I logged in with the Administrator account to run ExMerge in order to import PST email to an Exchange Email Inbox.  When I ran into problems with the ExMerge program because of permission issues I proceeded to add the Administrator account to the Mail Operators group and I also added the Administrator to the Server Security properties so that the account would have full rights to do the ExMerge.  Those changes still did not make ExMerge work so I decided to log out of the server to try with another account, but after logging off the server now I cannot log back with any account.  I keep getting an error saying that "The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively"  Since I am working remotely I am not sure how I can fix this problem and I really need to back in there to finish the work I had started to do.  Any help or advise you can provide will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance!
Question by:jaime0820
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    Firstly recheck the admin username as you should be able to get as before you logged out. Create a new account edit the local policy
    Open Local Secuirty MMC
    - Local Policies
    - User Rights Assignment
    - Add user to the "Log On Locally" option

    add the new account to logon locally. also give the new account full domain admins exchange admins permission, schema admins. enterprise admins You can disable the account after. The permissions can probably be tighter but as I say you can disabled the account after.
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    Thanks for referring me to those two knowledge base articles.  The suggested solution worked for me.

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