Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction


  • Hi

    We are experiencing a strange problem.

    We are running Windows XP SP3 and within the last week we have encountered a problem when using Remote Desktop. We have privileged users that can use Remote Desktop to control company computers. When they connect to a computer it would normally ask if the privileged user wants to disconnect the logged on user, but now suddenly we are experiencing that it returns "Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction", but it's not on every computer, and it's not everytime.

    Have anyone seen this issue?



    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7:50 AM

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  • did you make any changes last week or install some updates that might be the cause of this ? 

    This article mentions blank passwords but I guess that is not the case otherwise it wouldn't have started last week.

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    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:23 AM
  • Hi

    It's not the blank password issue, but looks similar.

    We haven't made any significant changes, but this issue must come from something, can't just pop out of the thin blue air.

    We have experienced that a user could log off and log back in, and before the log off we couldn't RDP to it, and after the log off/in we can..... STRANGE.

    Have been through policies and can't see any cause.


    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:29 AM
  • Anyone???? :-)

    We are still having this problem, and it's STRANGE!

    The local administrator account is by default disabled on our domain computers and Domain Admins are member of the local Administrators group. If a member tries to connect to another domain computer it will return the error: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction.

    If no users are logged on to the same domain computer it's possible to connect through RDP?


    Friday, December 21, 2012 11:07 AM