You cannot log on because the logon method you are using

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by KWalsh125, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. KWalsh125

    KWalsh125 Guest

    Hello everyone,
    I'm having a strange issue where non admin domain accounts are not able to
    log into Vista Business systems. These accounts all work fine in XP and they
    work if I make them local admins on the Vista laptops. The error I get is:

    "You cannot log on because the logon method you are using is not allowed on
    this computer. Please see you network administrator for more details."

    I had this issue with a Dell systems right out of the box the other day and
    once I reinstalled windows it worked correctly. Reinstalling is not going to
    be an option for the systems I have the problem with now.

    I have tried making local user accounts and they also produce the same error.

    Any idea how to correct this issue would be greatly appreciated.
    KWalsh125, Dec 17, 2007
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  2. KWalsh125

    Jesper Guest

    Do this:
    1. Click the Window button
    2. In the search box type "gpedit.msc" (without the quotes) and hit enter
    3. Accept the elevation dialog
    4. Expand Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies
    5. Click on User Rights Assignment
    6. Ensure that "Deny log on locally" is empty
    7. Ensure that "Allow log on locally" includes Administrators, Backup
    Operators, Guests, and Users

    More than likely Users has been removed from Allow log on locally. Do you
    have a Group Policy that does that? In that case, why?
    Jesper, Dec 20, 2007
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