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Must be an admin to logon to network?!

By lt1transamgt ·
Hi,
I started working at a new company and I am having some problems. One problem is all users must have administrative rights to logon to the domain. I have never heard of this and if I take them out of the administrators group I can't sign on. Second, when logging on no one has the rights to change their passwords. If I set Windows to have the passwords expire the users can't change them, even though they are in the administrator group. This is an NT server. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Must be an admin to logon ...

i don't know this one but sounds like a permissions issue. check permissions on the userfolders. see what is in the security log on the NT server. what OS are the clients? are they XP? is this Small Business Server? try creating user account on a workstation (Control Panel/User Accounts) use the identical username and password as is used to login to the network
i wonder if some policy is in place...?

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by jschein In reply to Must be an admin to logon ...

Sounds like windows 2000 operating system...

For 2000 machines operating on a domain, you must logon as the domain admin... goto control panel, users and passwords...

Add a new user, type in the username that the person would log onto the domain with, then put the domain name in the domain area. Set as power user (standard user). Hit ok...

Log off and then log back on as that user in the domain. Everything shall work fine now. 2000's biggest quirk is that you have to do this to 2000 machines logging onto the network, otherwise you will get various error messages on deleting icons, adding programs, anything..

Good luck.

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by montelski In reply to Must be an admin to logon ...

Have you tryed the user manager on the NT server to assign specific rights to individual users and or /groups?

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by TechKid In reply to Must be an admin to logon ...

Maybe some whacky policies have been implemented. Pick up a copy of NT System Policy Editor and install that. Here's a link to help out a bit

http://www.winntmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=90

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Must be an admin to logon ...

Ok. So you have an NT4 Server as your domain controller, as a PDC. Ok we can fix this.

Open User Manager for Domains on the NT4 server, then click Policies -> User Rights.

Check the "Log on Locally" right; I would try adding Domain Users to this right.

hope this helps

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