GPO seems to cause userinit.exe problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am testing Vista and trying to get GPOs setup for our environement.  When I apply a GPO that contains security settings, I run into a problem with local admin accounts.  When I log on with a local admin account I sit at a blank screen.  I can ctrl+alt+del and run task manager or log off.  But I cannot get any UI or response to a right click on the desktop.  This is logged in the Application event log:

    The Windows logon process has failed to spawn a user application. Application name: . Command line parameters: C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe.

    If I disable the GPO, I can then log on normally with a local administrator account and I get the desktop, and no errors in app event log.  I cannot figure out what is wrong with the policy.  The settings are based on the settings in the 'Windows Vista Security Guide'.


    Also, this problem occurs on any Vista computer I test (with the policy).


    I posted the policy report here: http://www.indyfixmycomputer.com/policy.htm

    Monday, July 16, 2007 1:58 PM