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By nayman ·
I am locked out of my system! I am running Win2K Pro on an IBM ThinkPad Laptop and the other day I restarted my system after having it on for several day or so and when I try to log back in it tells me that the user is not allowed to log in interactively according to the local security policy. The administrator account is also blocked from interactive logon! Either something I had changed in the policy a while ago made this happen because I had probably not rebooted since or someone else had done it. I was hoping someone may have an idea of how I can get around this to get into my system and change the policy (like a secret Microsoft logon that has ultimate access) or something else I can do to correct this. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated so I can avoid being stuck on hold with Microsoft support. Thanks in advance.

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by dinotech In reply to Locked Out Of Windows

If the interactive logon policy is enabled, it doesn't matter what user you log in as. What you need to do is connect to a domain account with administrator rights to your laptop, change the policy and then try logging in as a local computer user.
What I would recommend is renaming the administrator account on your laptop, and remove the rights from it. Create a new admin account with at least a 10 character mixed password. Make the new account a member of Administrators and change the policy to allow Administrators full control and access (in the policy, you can specify who it affects in the properties).

If you need further assistance, let me know

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by jose_12650 In reply to Locked Out Of Windows

Was this the first time you tried to log on to the local machine? Apparently, when the OS was installed in your machine, a domain account was created, but not a local administrator nor local account was created in the local machine. Log on to the domain through the locked-up pc using the administrator account or any other user with the right to join the PC to the domain. Try re-rejoining the domain using your domain user account. On the category of the user whether standard, power users, oradministrator, highlight administrator, which makes your account the administrator of the local machine.

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by Netuser In reply to Locked Out Of Windows

Try to rename or delete SAM file under \\winnt\system32\config. This will delete all accounts and left with administration without a password. Obviously, you have to go safe mode to locate the file.

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by maddiuex In reply to Locked Out Of Windows

Need to create a Parrallel installation if possible. Then use the new installation to replace the GPTtmpl.inf file located in the C:\windows if it was an upgrade, or c:\winnt.

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