JSI Tip 6459. You receive 'Your account is configured to prevent you from using this computer'?

When you attempt to log on to a remote access server, you receive a message similar to:

Unknown user or Bad Password.

When you attempt to log on to the console of the remote access server, you receive a message like:

Your account is configured to prevent you from using this computer.

This behavior is generally the result of a security policy that shuts down the computer if audit events cannot be logged.

To workaround this behavior:

1. Disable the Shut down your system immediately if unable to log security audits policy, which may be defined in the default domain policy, default domain controller policy, and/or local security policy. The path to this policy is:

Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options.

2. Set the CrashOnAuditFail Value Name to a data value of 0.

3. Start / Run / secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy /enforce / OK.

NOTE: See Windows 2000 Security Templates Are Incremental.



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