Policy prevents logon with Domain Users on workstation

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by mdgrkb, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. mdgrkb

    mdgrkb Guest


    I have set two labs with virtual machines so far, and got the same error on

    The labs consist each of a single forest root domain controller running
    Windows Server 2003 SP1, and a client running Windows XP SP2 joined to the

    When I try to log on on the client station with a domain user account,
    member of the Domain Users group, I get an error that the policy does not
    allow to log on interactively on the station. I can bypass this adding the
    user account to the Domain Admin users, but this prevents me from testing
    products on the workstation running as a non-admin user.

    Anyone else has got the same problem? Know of a way to solve it?

    Thank you very much.
    mdgrkb, Mar 2, 2006
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  2. Howdie,

    I setup several times such an environment without any problems. Are you sure
    that no Group Policies will prevent the user from logon?
    Peter Forster [MVP], Mar 2, 2006
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  3. mdgrkb

    mdgrkb Guest


    We haven't changed much anything from the default setting. The only change,
    in order to enable a non-administraor user to logon to the workstation is to
    add the Domain Users group to the workstation's Administrators group.

    mdgrkb, Mar 3, 2006
  4. Howdie,

    And you try to logon local on the workstation, not with Remotedesktop on the
    AFAIK this error only happens when a user tries to logon on a DC directly
    Peter Forster [MVP], Mar 3, 2006
  5. mdgrkb

    mdgrkb Guest


    This is a logon locally on the client workstation, not at the server through
    remote desktop.

    mdgrkb, Mar 3, 2006
  6. Howdie,

    Please check the default domain policy if there is anything configured. One
    very important option is the setting "Interactive Logon". Check the users
    which are allowed to logon.
    Peter Forster [MVP], Mar 3, 2006
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