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Unable to log into local machine after using Cisco VPN

By matt.johnstone ·
We're looking at enabling the Cisco VPN start before windows login option in an attempt to have login scripts load for laptop users when using the VPN connection. This worked fine and did pretty much everything we were looking for. However, after enabling that option we were no longer able to log onto the machine using a local user or Admin account. Even after disabling that option and restarting we're still locked out of the local Admin account, even when trying to access it through safemode.

Has anyone encountered this before? If so any advice would be welcomed.

It is possible it was the PC, it was due to be reformatted/imaged. We just held off to test out some new vpn ideas. Despite that fact, I was still able to login as an Admin on the local machine before we began the VPN modification testing. IE "login on SYSxxx"

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The VPN client probably pushed a security policy

by robo_dev In reply to Unable to log into local ...

Since there was a vuln that allowed Cisco VPN client to gain local admin, I bet their 'fix' worked a bit too well....

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/products_security_notice09186a008024da54.html

Sorry I don't know the fix...it's in the registry somewhere.

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Possibly.... I'll have to look into it

by matt.johnstone In reply to The VPN client probably p ...

Interesting article thanks. Its dated 2004, so I'm sure if that was the issue it would have been resolved in 4 years, or more people would be having this problem. So far as I can tell I'm the only one to run into this. Thanks again for the info.

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