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Windows 7: The Group Policy failed the logon. Access Denied

20 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 
The Group Policy failed the logon. Access Denied

One of my user accounts have been getting the error above after a shutdown.
I tried system restore but it did not work.
I have tried disabling non-windows service on startup and that didn't work
Can someone help me please!!

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20 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here are instructions on how to fix it, or at least, how I fixed a computer at school once.

1. Logon to the machine with a machine administrator account (assuming this issue is with a domain account, if not logon to the machine using another account with administrative privilege).
2. Move the machine to a workgroup from domain. (If it was part of one workgroup then change it to another one or join a domain.) You could do this through Control Panel\System and Security\System and then Change Settings.
3. Restart the machine and logon with a machine administrator account.
4. Delete your user profile data (or move it a different location) completely from c:\users. "C" in my case is system directory but if you have a different one then use that one.
5. Join the machine back to domain account (or to workgroup that the machine was originally joined to), and restart the machine.
6. Logon with your domain account that you were having trouble with. Keep fingers crossed.
If all goes well, you should be logged on.
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20 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mythical View Post
Here are instructions on how to fix it, or at least, how I fixed a computer at school once.

1. Logon to the machine with a machine administrator account (assuming this issue is with a domain account, if not logon to the machine using another account with administrative privilege).
2. Move the machine to a workgroup from domain. (If it was part of one workgroup then change it to another one or join a domain.) You could do this through Control Panel\System and Security\System and then Change Settings.
3. Restart the machine and logon with a machine administrator account.
4. Delete your user profile data (or move it a different location) completely from c:\users. "C" in my case is system directory but if you have a different one then use that one.
5. Join the machine back to domain account (or to workgroup that the machine was originally joined to), and restart the machine.
6. Logon with your domain account that you were having trouble with. Keep fingers crossed.
If all goes well, you should be logged on.
will this method delete my data on my old profile, like the desktop items and bookmarks?
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20 May 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yes.

When you say "One of my user accounts ", is this a standalone computer, a workgroup computer, a domain computer?

For the later, contact your system administrator.
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20 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Yes.

When you say "One of my user accounts ", is this a standalone computer, a workgroup computer, a domain computer?

For the later, contact your system administrator.
Ok i have 2 admin user accounts, and both of them are in a workgroup
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20 May 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

And is the workgroup connected to a domain?

How many computers in the workgroup?
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20 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
And is the workgroup connected to a domain?

How many computers in the workgroup?
How do u know if it is connected to a domain?
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20 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

How many computers in the workgroup?
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22 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
How many computers in the workgroup?
there are 2 users in the workgroup and 1 computer
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23 May 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

These one-liners are to be run at a command prompt.
They will put TXT files on your desktop. UPLOAD, do not paste, the TXT files in your next post.

wmic sysaccount get Domain,LocalAccount,Name,SID,Status /format:table > %userprofile%\desktop\SystemAccounts.txt


wmic useraccount list full /format:table > %userprofile%\desktop\UserAccountsFull.txt
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