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Disabled 'Users' login in GPedit.msc, HELP!

by maxcovergold / October 13, 2011 6:05 PM PDT

Hi guys,

so I was playing with some settings to try and restrict certain users of the domain on a local machine and selected 'Users' as the group to prohibit access. Now no one can log in, me, administrators or even the local adminstrator.

Obviously was an ideot thing to do but I thought at the least the local admin would still have access, any ideas? Unfortunately I can't use any of the safe modes either for some reason they're all failing to load up on this particular machine. It is my workstation so I really would like to save the thing from a format.
Cheers,
Martin

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Just a thought
by Steven Haninger / October 13, 2011 8:12 PM PDT

If you're in a domain, that should be able to be done remotely by IT.

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re:
by maxcovergold / October 13, 2011 8:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Just a thought

But it is the local policy that I've changed. So it's the local machine stopping me log in. I can't even log in to the local machine administrator

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Which is why
by Jimmy Greystone / October 13, 2011 10:53 PM PDT
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Which is why you do this sort of thing at the domain controller level. That's kind of the point of the domain controller. It overrides all of these settings. Of course now you've screwed things up, so will have to explain it to your IT department, and probably listen to them lecture you about what a stupid thing you did the entire time they're fixing it. Not to mention likely go on their **** list, meaning you're at the bottom of the pile for a time when it comes to future support. They'll get around to helping you when they run out of plausible excuses to put it off any longer.

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by maxcovergold / October 13, 2011 10:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Which is why

I may not be an expert in these areas, but I still can't see how the domain controller will have any 'control' over local policies without specialist software, of which there is none. The settings are applied locally, surely nothing can be done at the server end? This is not a large scale network and the "Network Manager" doesn't know how to resolve this, which is why I ask here.

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Solutions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2011 1:49 AM PDT

1. Reload the machine.

2. Boot to one of the safe mode options, even the command line one and run rstrui.exe (see google.)

3. Remember that not all issues can be fixed without a reload/reinstall. That's why we use machines we can blow up when "playing."
Bob

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