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Group Policy Issue/Active Directory

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I am having trouble adding a new user to my system and having them be able to log on...

I have a server which is my active directory server.  On that box, I used "Active Directory Users and Computers" to add the new person.

On a second server that hosts IIS, I setup a site that uses windows authentication  When I try and enter the credentials for the new user, the logon fails with "401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.".  Other users which have been previously created work fine.

When I go to group policy object editor, and drill down to "Local computer Policy\computer configuration\windows settings\security settings\Local policies\User rights assignments", I see that the setting "Access this computer from the network" does not have the new user included.  When I try and add the user, the "add user or group" button is greyed out.  Other users that can successfully log on are included in this list, so I think this is the problem.  How to I add the new person to that list?  Why Grayed out?

I have tried synching ad using "gpupdate /force".  I have tried rebooting both servers.  What am I missing?

The AD server is running W2008, the Web server is running W2012.

Also, I can log on to the server using remote desktop using the new users credentials.
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