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cannot login toserver with local account

By ppkehoe ·
When trying to log into the NT server with the local administrator account You recieve error message that your user profile could not be located but it will log you on with system default and after that error message is Cannot locate user profile path is too long.

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by saihib In reply to cannot login toserver wit ...

When you log on to a machine as the local administrator you are not being validated by a PDC or BDC. In other words you aren't logging on to the network and won't have access to network resources. As for your second problem:
SYMPTOMS
When you log on to a computer running Windows NT Workstation or Server, you get a dialog box with the following error message or you get a blank desktop:

"Can't access this folder. The path is too long."
RESOLUTION
Log on as the local Administrator and verify that either the user or a group (of which the user is a member) has at least read access to the root of the system drive. To accomplish this if the desktop is blank, follow the procedure below:

Start Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE.

On the File menu, click New Task.

In the Run dialog box, start Explorer.exe or Winfile.exe.


View the security permissions of the system drive.
If the user or group does not have this access, add it to the directory permissions for theuser or group. Do not select the Apply To Subdirectories check box.
MORE INFORMATION
If a user logs on to a workstation (either locally or to a domain) and is not listed by group or name to have any access permissions to the root directory where the system files reside, the following problems can occur:

If the user logs on to the domain from the workstation or member server, he or she will get a dialog box with the following error, followed by a blank desktop:
Can't access this folder.The path is too long.
However, a profile is created in the %SystemRoot%\Profiles directory for that user.

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cannot login toserver with local account

by ppkehoe In reply to cannot login toserver wit ...

This really helped me....

Thanks

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