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  • WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

    Hello,

    Using WinXP Home Edition.
    I cannot log into the Administrator account in Safe Mode.
    I get "The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively"
    This is a standalone laptop that I use at home.

    W

  • #2
    Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

    thats a group policy. do you use this laptop at work?, or some other network or domain. does your account have local admin rights?
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    • #3
      Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

      Hi,
      start -> settings -> control panel -> administrative tools -> local security policy -> local policy -> User Rights Assignment -> log on localy (Add your username here to add it )



      HTH
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      • #4
        Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

        He needs to be able to access the machine to make those changes.

        Can you access the account normally?? i.e. Logging into it after a normal boot??

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        • #5
          Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

          Originally posted by pcking999
          thats a group policy. do you use this laptop at work?, or some other network or domain. does your account have local admin rights?
          nope, just use it at home. no connection to a network or domain.

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          • #6
            Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

            Originally posted by wullieb1
            He needs to be able to access the machine to make those changes.

            Can you access the account normally?? i.e. Logging into it after a normal boot??

            There is 1 user account and the Admin account. Both have blank passwords. I cannot access either. I get "The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively" error.

            I tried booting up under Recovery Console in hopes I could execute the 'ntrights.exe' program. But the Recovery Console will not allow you to execute any outside .exe

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            • #7
              Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

              I dont know if this will work, their is a good change that it wont but try to set a password for the admin account. lets say 123. then right click intenert explorer (the file or a shortcut 2 it not the thing on the desktop) do run as. run as administrator with that password. type control panel in the address bar. go to admin tools and do as ghemant suggested.
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              • #8
                Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

                unfortunately I cannot log into the machine to do this.

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                • #9
                  Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

                  Try using one of the password reset disks to reset the password and see if that works.

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                  • #10
                    Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

                    Hi,
                    i suggest to use EBCD disk for this .



                    Regards

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                    • #11
                      Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

                      The solution to this problem was as follows:

                      - Use the Repair option with a WinXP Home install CD.
                      - During the graphical part of the re-installation, when the lower left says: 'Installing Devices', press Shift-F10.
                      -This brings up a command prompt window
                      - From this window you can execute ntrights.exe to set the logon properties correctly.

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                      • #12
                        Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

                        Nice find wjl11, well done!! Thanks for posting back with the solution to your problem and I'm sure this will be of assistance to other members in the future. Good work!
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                        • #13
                          Re: WinXP Home, Cannot log in as Admin

                          hi...
                          I too have the same problem on a WinXP-SP2 l(Home) loaded laptop.
                          I've already reset the Admin password to *blank* using various tools, but I cannot still logon to Admin or any other ids.

                          Trying to use the Win Recovery Console method, still requires me to enter a valid Admin password.
                          Is there any other solution than doing a clean re-install.

                          thanks everyone...
                          ariva

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