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By srini ·

I cannot log in as administartor & windows pop ups with "THE LOCAL POLICY OF THIS SYSTEM DOESNOT PERMIT YOU TO LOGON INTERACTIVELY". How do I resolve the problem. It's standalone Machine.


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by gunapathy In reply to Login to W2K

This can occur if the Local Security policy has been set to deny local logon rights to Everyone.

To workaround this problem:

1. Connect to the problem computer with a Net use x: \\ProblemComputerName\C$ <Password> /u:Administrator

2. Navigate to the %SystemRoot%\Security\Database folder.

3. Rename Secedit.sdb to Secedit.old_sdb.

4. Copy an operational Secedit.sdb from a Windows 2000 platform of the same edition (Server to Server or Professional to Professional).

5. Shutdown and restart the problem computer.

NOTE: NTRights can be used to add the Log On Locally right remotely.(available with The Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit.)

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