Cannot log in to server

We have a Windows 2008R2 server that was bumped off the domain due to a cloned machine. The normal solution would be to log in and rejoin to the domain, bad part is that the GPO that is on that server will not allow us to log in even with the local admin account. Is there a way too wipe out the group policies so we are able to log in with the local admin account?
Garry WhiteSYSTEM ADMINISTRATORAsked:
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kulboyCommented:
cant you log into the machine with no network, and using the cached credentials to get to the machine?
If you can get there with a user that can edit the registry, you can delete these reg=kays, to remove the policies:

Delete the "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft" Key

Delete the "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft" Key

Delete the "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects" Key.

Delete the "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies" Key.

On file level (disk in other machine) i dont know how to do that.

(do backup the registry before you do this :)  )
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zalazarCommented:
You could try the following:
Procedure:
Start the computer via the Windows 2008 R2 DVD or ISO
Press Shift-F10 to open a command prompt window
Execute (replace C: with D: if necessary):
cd /d C:\Windows\system32
ren sethc.exe sethc.org
copy /v cmd.exe sethc.exe
wpeutil reboot

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Start Windows 2008 R2 normally
Wait until the Windows 2008 R2 logon screen appears
Press 5 times the shift key (quickly after eachother)
A command prompt will start under the SYSTEM account.
From the command prompt type:
start sysdm.cpl

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The System Properties window will open.
Remove the computer from the domain and reboot.

Start Windows 2008 R2 normally
Wait until the Windows 2008 R2 logon screen appears
Press 5 times the shift key (quickly after eachother)
A command prompt will start under the SYSTEM account.
From the command prompt type:
start sysdm.cpl

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The System Properties window will open.
Add the computer back to the domain and reboot.

Start the computer via the Windows 2008 R2 DVD or ISO again.
Press Shift-F10 to open a command prompt window
Execute (replace C: with D: if necessary):
cd /d C:\Windows\system32
del sethc.exe
ren sethc.org sethc.exe
wpeutil reboot

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The computer will restart and you should be able to logon with a domain account again.
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Garry WhiteSYSTEM ADMINISTRATORAuthor Commented:
zalazar that worked. You've won the internet for today.
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zalazarCommented:
Thanks and very good to hear that it worked. Appreciate your response.
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