unable to logon to server 2003

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Subject: unable to logon to server 2003
Posted by:  Taz1972 (Taz19…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009


We recently installed a new 2003 server to act as a DC in one of our sites.
But once dcpromo was done and a reboot was required, we now cannot logon and
get the following error:

'unable to logon because of an account restriction'

This is strange because we don't get this problem when logging onto on any
other of our DC's via remote desktop, or any other server for that matter.
Our default domain policy and DC policy is set to 'allow users to logon
through terminal services' for domain admins and remote desktop groups, and
the deny option is blank.

Furthermore, the  "Allow users to remotely connect to this computer" Remote
Desktop option is grayed out - why is this?? The registry key on the affected
server is set to

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServ er\FDenyTSConnections
Set DWord to 0

I am only able to logon to the server using the enterprise admin password,
but if we try to logon as domain admin etc we just cannot - it give the above
'account restriction' error.

Please can someone shed some light on this, because I have searched the web
without success, and I am pulling my hair out about this issue.