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Users Unable to Log On Locally to Terminal Services Computer

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Users may be unable to log on locally to a Windows 2000-based server with Terminal Services installed, even though they have Log On Locally permissions. In addition, the following error message may be displayed:
Your interactive logon privilege has been disabled.
This behavior occurs if the first user who attempts to log on to the console after the computer is restarted does not have Log On Locally permissions. A flag is set in Winlogon and all future attempts to log on to the console are unsuccessful, regardless of the user's privileges.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

To work around this issue, use either of the following methods:
  • Log on remotely to the Terminal Services computer.
  • Restart the Terminal Services computer.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes
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Article ID: 258067 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 18:35:00 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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