The error “The login method you are trying to use is not allowed. Contact your network administrator for more information” usually occurs when you try to log in to a Windows 10 computer with a Guest account or a domain other than a Domain Controller. to a domain controller with any user. The error occurs because by default you cannot log in locally with a Domain Controller or any user who does not have administrator permissions on a Windows 10 computer.
This guide contains instructions on how to bypass the “The sign-in method you want to use is not allowed” error in Windows 10 or Server 2016/2012.
How to fix: Login method not allowed in Windows 10 and Server 2016/2012.
To resolve the “The login method you are trying to use is not allowed” error, follow the instructions below depending on your situation. you have the following options:
Case 1. How to allow a user to log in locally on a stand-alone server.
If you want to log on locally to a 2016/2012/2008 stand-alone server or computer that is part of a domain with any user other than Administrator, go ahead and change the default group policy to allow default logins. users, by following the instructions below:
1. Log in to the server (or domain computer). Administrator.
2. open the Local Group Policy Editor. For this:
1. Press the button at the same time Windows + R buttons to open the run command window.
2. Stand up gpedit.msc and press Enter.
2. In the Group Policy Editor, go to: Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Assign User Rights
3. In the right pane: double-click Allow local access
3. In the “Allow local system logon properties” window, click Add a user or group. *
*Note: By default, the following groups have access to the local system on a stand-alone server:
- Backup Operators
So, if you only want to allow specific user(s) to log in locally, remove the Users group from here.
4. Enter the username you want to log in to locally and click OK twice to close all windows.
5. Then open it Deny local access policy and make sure it is empty.
6. Close Local Group Policy Editor.
7. Restart go to or run the server gpupdate /force command to apply the new group policy settings (without restarting).
Case 2. How to allow a domain user to log on locally on a domain controller (Server 2016).
For a domain user to log in locally from the domain administrator console, the user must belong to one of the following groups:
- Account operators
- Backup Operators
- Printing operators
- Server operators
So, if you want to give a user account local access to a domain controller, you need to make that user a member of one of the above groups. *
*Note: To avoid a security risk, do not add the user to the Administrators group. and prefer to add the user to “Backup Operators”.
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