Tuesday, July 26, 2016

log on as a service is greyed out on domain connected computers

I found Log on as a Service to be greyed out in local security policy for my domain member server (running Win 2008 R2).  It looked like this:

It is greyed out because the setting is defined in group policy management by a domain controller and not in local security policy.  I was able to edit the setting here on a domain controller here:

In my case, I had to log on to one of my Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers and open Group Policy Management and go to Default Domain Policy where I could go to edit the log on as a service for the entire domain.

The setting is located here:

And editing the value looks like this (right click on default domain policy and choose edit):


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