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Windows 7: Trying to access computer in workgroup, getting error "Logon failure:"

29 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Trying to access computer in workgroup, getting error "Logon failure:"

So here's my problem: I just set up some new Windows 7 Professional 32 bit machines in this office. Currently, the network type is set to Work, and all computers are a member of the same Workgroup, and Password Protected Sharing on the computer being used as a server is set to "Off". I've run into a situation now where I need to change that to On. I've got another computer that's set up as somewhat of a workstation and a secondary server/print server. It has password protected sharing turned on, and I'm not receiving the same error on this machine, even though the settings, if I remember correctly, are all the same.

The error is: Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

I have already created identical user accounts and passwords on the machines. And as I said, one computer works fine, and the other does not. One of the things I thought of tonight as I was sitting around is that maybe I need to change the setting under HomeGroup connections to "User user accounts and passwords" rather than "Allow Windows to manage", but I just don't know if that has anything to do with it at all. I'm even fairly positive that the second server that isn't having this issue has the "Allow Windows" option checked.

Either way, I'm extremely confused by this, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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30 Sep 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit


Click on Start and type secpol.msc press enter.

Go to Local Policies=> User Rights Assignment
Double-click on "Log on as batch job" on the right
Click the "Add User or Group..." button and add the Users.

If that didn't help, please choose 'Log on Locally' then add the Users
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 Trying to access computer in workgroup, getting error "Logon failure:"

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