"The Local Policy Of This System Does Not Permit You To Log On Interactivily" D:

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by Feuerfrei.x, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Feuerfrei.x

    Feuerfrei.x New Member

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    So I'm fixing a laptop (an old Toshiba Qomiso.. or however you spell it...) running on Windows XP Media Center for a customer,

    All is going fine - was a bit annoying installing drivers but after a while it went fine.

    i then went on to update the system as you do, using a Wired Internet Connection as at the time the Wireless driver was messing up (although that is sorted now)

    It is not networked in the slightest as it is a customers computer. When the updates installed I restarted the computer as per nessisary!

    It was then I turned on the computer - clicked the main account to log on, when the message "The Local Policy Of This System Does Not Permit You To Log On Interactivily" appeared. I researched into the message as you do, only to find that EVERY SINGLE solution out there was for a network or client/ server setup.

    Therefore, I cannot do ANYTHING. All the solutions out there on the "interwebz" are competly useless - it either says to log onto the admin server to change settings or to go on Control Panel to change the permissions. I can do neither - I do not have access to anything at all on the computer, only the log on screen, even on safe mode or any other mode.

    So, I am asking you, with all the kindness in my dear heart, WHAT ON EARTH DO I BLOODY DO -.-'

    Background Knowledge: The COmputer originally came in with issues as two 60GB HDD's were RAIDed together and one of them had failed, leaving the BIOS confused and Windows corrupt.
    It took about a week to even unraid the two hardrives as they.. .well I just wanted to take a hammer to them by the end of it.


    Also, I know I could re-install Windows, but due to it being a XP Media Center machine, it takes 4 CD's for it to install properly and drivers in tow could take hours.


    Any help would be so helpful


    Thanks


    Holly
     
  2. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    Have you tried logging in as Administrator or in safe mode?
     
  3. Feuerfrei.x

    Feuerfrei.x New Member

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    Yes, I have, it was the first thing that i did, even then the error message comes up :/
     
  4. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    Couple of potential solutions (shamelessly stolen from techrepublic), hopefully you haven't tried them yet and one works :)

    1. You can use the resource kit tool, Ntrights.exe, to change the local logon rights. For example, you could run this command: ntrights -m \\ProblemComputer -u Administrator +r SeInteractiveLogonRight.
    2. You can open a command prompt from another computer on the same network, issue the command Net use x: \\ProblemComputer\C$ <Password> /u:Administrator, and then change to the directory %SystemRoot%\Security\Database. Rename Secedit.sdb to Secedit.old_sdb and copy a working version of a Secedit.sdb file from another computer running the same operating system (for example, Windows 2000 Professional).

    For either of these you don't need a client/server setup, just a second machine connected to the same network (ie your home switch)
     
  5. Feuerfrei.x

    Feuerfrei.x New Member

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    We are not normally allowed to network customers computers at all due to risks, but I will tell my work colleuges to try it out,

    I will get back to you if it doesnt work


    Thankyou

    EDIT: Wih this resource tool kit thing, what actually is it? Do you boot it up as something or use the program on another computer networked to this pain-in-the-ass laptop?
     
  6. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    You run it remotely, it basically changes the remote (or local depending on how you run it) systems registry. It's part of the windows 2000 and 2003 resource kit. I don't know if you can download it individually.
     

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