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    AndyK Guest

    The Local Policy of this system does not permit you to logon inter

    I have been to the Knowledge base, and other forums in the 'net and cannot
    find a solution to this. None of the posted solutions seem to help or
    reference the entire picture.

    When logging onto the Backup domain controller (W2K3 standard) I get this
    error. To logon, we use our admin equipped username accounts to circumvent
    this error, and as a member of the domain, it seems to work for us (as well
    as RDP Access). However, the problem is still there. ADDITIONALLY (and this
    is where I cannot find ANY information) The local computer account is
    missing. The logon choice is only our Domain, the local computer account
    seems to be missing entirely.

    Can anyone help me figure this one out?

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    Mark Wills Guest

    RE: The Local Policy of this system does not permit you to logon inter

    OK let's clear up some misconceptions to start with, assuming this is a
    Windows 2000/2003 (Active Directory, or AD) type of domain not NT4.

    1. There is no such thing as a backup domain controller in AD. Any machine
    that is promoted to domain controller is a domain controller. (There are some
    minor issues behind the scenes, but they aren't relevant to this discussion)
    2. There are no local accounts on domain controllers.

    Regarding allowing other non-admin users to log in if you should choose to
    disregard best practices (that's why it defaults that way) Do the following:

    Start > Administrative tools>Domain Controller Security Policies

    look for 2 entries:
    Allow log in localy and Deny log in localy.
    Here you can add groups that the members are allowed or deny access to local
    login.

    I would also recomend going through some tutorials on Active Directory and
    Group policies. This will allow you to work with all the features instead of
    fighting against them.

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    AndyK Guest

    RE: The Local Policy of this system does not permit you to logon i

    Yes, this is a w2k3 AD environment, I commented about it being the backup
    domain controller because that is its main purpose, to help protect AD from a
    single catastrophic failure. Yes, I know there is no BDC. I was referring to
    its main purpose in my environment.

    I am relatively new to AD, having worked with it for about 2 years, then
    finding myself in a situation where there are hardly any IT jobs in this
    area. So for 3 years I was out of the picture in regards to IT. I built this
    network from an NT environment based upon stuff I could remember. So
    semantics aside, I think I did pretty well all things considered. As for best
    practices, there are four of us handling 900 computers and almost 3000
    students and employees. temproarilly allowing a few of us access to servers
    to circumvent the Admin logon problem was nessessary until I was able to look
    more closely at the problem. I have found the problem, about an hour after I
    posted this. I thank you for the post. Figuring out how the security setting
    changed is of more consern at the moment.

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    Re: The Local Policy of this system does not permit you to logon inter

    I am curious, what was the problem that you found an hour after posting this issue? I am trying to log on to a remote workstation in another city and am getting the same error. Is the policy in place due to the user or device being logged onto?

    I am trying to do a simple application test and do not want to actually log into the server unless necessary.

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