Can't logon because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer.
Can some one help me understand what seems to be the problem. I can log on the domain using my credential as admin. But any user with less then admin gets the following error: Can't logon because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer. Does anyone know what needs to be done? Thanks!
June 11th, 2007 5:54pm
Getting this same error, can't login to the box at all.Locally or via Domain.I've tried 2 different local accounts, same error. Can't logon because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer.What was the fix if you found one aside from "reinstall OS".Apparently Vista doesn't have the same repair function as XP where you can reinstall the OS portion over the top of itself.If it matters, I'm using Vista Ultimate.Would appreciate any info on this.
October 18th, 2007 4:04pm
i got the same errors with a user account. was getting some long hangs so i pulled the user from the local admins group now i get this errors. it seems to be a problem with the profiles. not really sure what to do at this point
August 4th, 2008 9:50am
I had the same problem, I changed the User account on the PC to Administrator level and it logged in ok
August 11th, 2008 5:02am
Symptom: When trying to logon a computer using non administrator ID, you may receive this message: "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." Case 1: Group Policy' "Allow log on locally" was not setup to allow users or domain users. To setup allow users or domain users to logon the computer or domain, you need to add the users or domain users to the "Allow log on locally". Please follow these steps to add the users. 1. Run gpedit.msc. 2. Expand Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies 3. Click on User Rights Assignment 4. Ensure that "Allow log on locally" includes Administrators, Backup Operators, Domain Users or Users. Case 2: Group Policy' "Deny log on locally" was setup to deny users or domain users. To setup allow users or domain users to logon the computer or domain locally, "Deny log on locally" should be empty or no users or domain users in the list. Please follow these steps to remove the users or domain users from the "Deny log on locally". 1. Run gpedit.msc. 2. Expand Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies 3. Click on User Rights Assignment 4. Ensure that "Deny log on locally" is empty. Case 3: The local group policy allow user to logon. However, domain group policy which overrides local policy doesn't allow users to logon locally. The resolution is modify the domain policy to allow users to logon locally. Case 4: The domain policy allows domain users to logon locally, but the local policy doesn't and the domain policy doesn't apply to the computer. The fix is running gpupdate to force to update the domain policy. Case 5: Norton Firewall blocks the communication between the client and domain controller. The solution is disabling Norton firewall or re-configuring it to allow to access the domain controller. Hope It helps! Insaf Muhammed
February 18th, 2012 5:23am
Also try unregistering and reregistering the computer in the domain/workgroup if the above tips does not apply. Share your experience for us! Insaf
February 18th, 2012 5:25am
Thanks for the details! But, how can I do any of the things you suggested if i cant log in? running server 2008 workgroup, no domain.
March 4th, 2012 6:13pm
Hi, Check Remote Settings first--->Go to System - Remote setting (in the left pane of the window) - under Remote Desktop select Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure) and click OK.
March 17th, 2012 1:27pm