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By aflores ·
I'm looking for a command or quick method on a Windows 2000 Server environment of disallowing end-users to authenticate to the network while the network is available. For example prior to migrating from Netware 3.12 I was able to enter the command "Disable Login" at the server console. Any user login attempts would be denied after this command. But those logged in would stay logged in.
Scenario:
Domain Controller is available, domain servers are available, some users have been authenticated and using the network, I want them to continue to stay logged in, but I want to stop any other user from logging in from this point in time until a future point in time.

I want to restrict access to databases to a select group during a particular time in the day for database maintenance.

Thank you.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Disallow Logins

Let me preface this by saying I am not sure if this will work, so try it first on a test machine!

Ok. On your Win2K servers, Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy. Expand Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment.

There is a right called "Access this computer from the network" and there are a whole bunch of members, including Administrators, Backup Operators, Users, Everyone, and a few other users/groups.

Ok, here is my thought. IF you were to ADD the INTERACTIVE group, and remove the Everyone group, that "should" do what you would like.

Users who were currently logged in "should" stay logged in, but new users trying to log in should be denied access over a network connection.

Again, test this one out first just to see. You can even test this on a workstation.

But, I think it will work.

Hope this helps

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by aflores In reply to Disallow Logins

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by Mike Jones In reply to Disallow Logins

This is easier than messing with accounts and policies.

You just need to pause the server service.

This will stop new logins but will allow existing connections to stay active.

Do not stop the service service as this will remove all current network connections.

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by aflores In reply to Disallow Logins

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by Curious_George In reply to Disallow Logins

Don't Pause the Server Service, BAD Idea

Stop the netlogon service instead.

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