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Windows 7: Am i missing something in group policy

09 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
Am i missing something in group policy

I have spent several hours trying to get my Admin to remote in and out. I have set group policy ONLY on non-admin members, but could I be missing something here?? On another workstation that i haven't touched group policy on, i can log in to my POS computer with Admin and password. When i try to log on with the same credentials I am having problems with itl not letting me in and saying logon attempt fail.


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09 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Not entirely certain I understand your scenario, but speaking generically, try removing all the policy settings you put in place and see if it works that way. If so, then put your policies back one by one until you break something. If not, it's probably something simple you overlooked. We all do it.
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09 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

i removed group policy and still Admin will not work. I set remote to Everyone, too.
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10 Mar 2012   #4
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi Graphicsman,

In addition, please try this suggestion:

Click on the Start Orb and type Security Policy Policy, look on the top and click on it. Navigate to Security Settings>Local Policies>User Rights Assignment>In Allow Logon locally and Allow log on thru Remote Desktop Services make sure that you add the User that's trying to remote access.

From your Server's AD Users and Computers, locate the User with Admin permission go to the Members Of Tab and verify that he/she is a Member of Remote Desktop Users and Terminal Server Computers.

Please give us an update.
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17 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

found the issue. I went to Computer > Manage > Local Users and Groups and Admin was not created there. Administrator was the only one present. I created Admin and was than allowed to remote into. After researching it was said that this was disabled by default but for some reason some of my other workstations it was enabled after a fresh install. It wasn't group policy. Now i need to learn how to give my managers certain access but not full Admin Access levels.
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17 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Ok, i have created a Group called "employees" but I cant figure out how to bring it up in group policy to create a local computer policy for the entire group. Any ideas?? I was looking at a tutorial which i created Local Users and Groups under the console root, but when i do add/remove snap in, it creates a new line called Local Computer Policy. How do i create a Local Computer Policy for group "Employees"??
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17 Mar 2012   #7
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

You meant Organizational Unit (OU) and not Group? You have to apply GPO in OU. Inside OU you will add or move Users that will inherit the policies.

By any chance are you the Network Admin? Your Admin should be doing these stuff.
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17 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I have no idea what you are referring to. Complete noob doing this and learning as I go. If you can direct me to a tutorial that would be great
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17 Mar 2012   #9
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

You've mentioned 'group policy' on the subject of your Thread, so I'm thinking of Group Policy Objects (GPO). Are we on the same page?

Is your network in a Domain or Workgroup? What type of Servers do you have?
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17 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

It's a workstation connected to a workgroup
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