cant logon interactively to windows 2003 server

Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-09-06
up until yesterday, one of our users has been able to logon to the console of one of our sql servers but today got message that cannot logon interactively.  I have seen this before and it usually means that particular user does not have rights to log on locally to a server so would have to go into user rights assignment under local policy and add them but when i went there, i only saw one other user along with domain admins in that list.  The user that is listed works but it is not the user we want so would usually add the other user but buttons are grayed out.  Would like to know what would cause buttons to become grayed out and also why that user who had access all these years to the console, all of a sudden is not even on that list anymore.  Have been experiencing similar issues on other servers past 2 months and temporary fix is to add users to domain admin group but obviously would like to know how to correct this so we can add users correctly to local policy.  We are on a windows 2003 domain.  Also, each time this has happened in similar instances, it came after server restarted previous nite from microsoft update installs.  Thanks
Question by:dankyle67
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    local policy  is not allowing the user to log on the local machine.

    Check your Local Policies, and also your Group Policies
    Check your Group Policies (local and domain). Look at Local Computer Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment

    Refer to below link for local and group policies

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