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Broken Local Admin Login

Posted on 2014-02-13
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Another issue. This all came about, really, because of an inspection we had in which we had to make a bunch of changes to our group policy to appease them. One of those changes were to deny local login. This, again, affected our admins, even after resetting our GP with dcgpofix.

Problem: Cannot log onto my server locally with admin. Frustrating thing is, Administrator and local admin names are the same. Let's call it fixmepls.

Logging on as domain\fixmepls works fine, but .\fixmepls keeps saying invalid password, which I know is an error. How do I get my local back?

Future thanks again!
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Question by:Michael L
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by:Michael L
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A bit more info: Local logon to the server was ok before the changes. Then local logon was blocked. Revert local logon change back to allow; still can't log on locally.
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by:James H
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Did you change this back from GP? If so, did you force GP update on that server?
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by:Michael L
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Yes, I reverted the GP setting back to allow local logon. This was months ago, actually. Many gpupdates and reboots since. I just never bothered trying to fix it as it wasn't inhibiting my work and I had a whole lot of other things that needed my attention.
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James H earned 250 total points
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Have you tried to edit the policy locally from the server?

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment
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by:discgman
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Can you logon to the server as admin in domain, then change the local admin password as the logged on domain admin?
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by:Michael L
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@Spartan_1337 - I'll give that a shot
@discgman - I'll give that a shot

They seem like similar solutions :P
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