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By Shanghai Sam ·
I am setting up a new Win2k PC to use in our lab. Several people use this machine. As a common user name for shared tasks, I use a shared account, let's call the account USER. when I try to logon as USER, I get a LOGON MESSAGE box stating that the machine is "Unable to log you on because of an account restriction". I can log on as some users but not as others. It seems like an Active Directory problem but I have not been able to see the problem. I can log on to other workstations just fine with the problem user accounts.

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by maxwell edison In reply to help with Logon error

This behavior can occur if the account you are using to connect with has a null (blank) password. To work around this behavior so you can establish Remote Desktop connections, log on at the console of the computer, and then set a password for that user account so that it no longer has a null password.

You can disable blank password restrictions by using a policy. To locate and change this policy:

Click Start, point to Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK to start the Group Policy Editor.

Open Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only.

Double-click Limit local account use of blank passwords to consol logon only.

Click Disabled , and then click OK.

Quit Group Policy Editor.

NOTE: By default, this policy is on (enabled).

Good luck.

Maxwell

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