Anyone have experience with getting access again to Local Security Settings

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I recently had a problem booting my Windows 2000 OS with Sp4 rollup 1.
After restoring the system state, and reinstalling sp4 and sp4 rollup 1,
I have the following problem with my standalone (non-networked computer).

Every time I go to component services and open the Local Security
Settings, I get the following messages when clicking on the various
policies:

"Windows cannot open the local policy database.
An unknown error occured when attempting to open the database."

Even though I've rarely adjusted these policies, I know that's not a good
sign.


I've tried running MMC and using the Add Snap-in method, and whereas I
used to see user and group policies listed, now I only see local policy
directories (without any access).  I also don't see a Group Policy
subdirectory in my winnt directory, though I'm not sure if there ever was
one.

I've also given full security permissions for myself and "system".  The
"Everyone" user was already there.  I've also tried using Aclrestore as
suggested by Microsoft on their site, to no avail.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=266118

Obviously, I'm doing something wrong.  Does someone have experience with
this?  My other alternative it to load Win 2000 Pro along with Sp4 again
(and a bunch of programs) after reformatting the partitioned root drive.

Re: Anyone have experience with getting access again to Local Security Settings


techhelp@2000.org wrote:

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No experience with that, but heres how to fix it.

Boot from win2k CD, press f8 to agree to M$ terms, on the screen that
comes up and asks if you want to run Emergency repair etc, hit enter
like your going to just install windoze over the top of your existing
install.  It will say "searching for previous versions of M$ windoze."
It will find your install, and ask you if you want to repair it, say
yes.

This should fix the problem, alebiet you'll have to re-up the service
packs again. {:-(

x1134x


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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA! You pisswitted fucksnot.



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Re: Anyone have experience with getting access again to Local Security Settings

Kadaitcha Man wrote:

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What a charming person!  This adds wonderfully to our store of knowledge.


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aaaa@invalid.com, the surprising glover, fabricated:  

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How rude.


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Re: Anyone have experience with getting access again to Local Security Settings

May 2006 08:02:04 +0545, Kadaitcha Man fuck-you.ya.cunt@kiss-my-
big-black-ass.com says...

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Looks like a bad case of Tourette's.

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Vaqrrq. gung'f jul vg'f pnyyrq gur GbherggrObg ;->



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the hamburger meat, threw it on the grill, and I said "Oh Wow"...

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lol

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Oh, I see you've met Kadaitcha Man. He's a joy. :)
Don't forget to adjust your crossposting headers, his ilk like
crossposting to alt.usenet.kooks and various other newsgroups that
typically have nothing to do with the topic at hand.

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Re: Anyone have experience with getting access again to Local Security Settings

I forgot to mention that you WON'T have to re-install any programs
because it will just do a repair install and give you a fresh M$
registry (all other keys stay) and will cause it to re-detect all
devices and install the drivers.

x1134x


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techhelp@2000.org, the acned pawnbroker, gurgled:  

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You're full of fucking shit, you waffling retard. Anyone who can write as
many technical words as you did and still not know that restoring the system
state is an emergency only measure that does not guarantee a full recovery
of the system to a previous state is a complete bag of wind, you fucking
nauseating wretch.

Give full control to the group named Everyone on the %SystemRoot% drive, you
fucking prancing faerie.



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Re: Anyone have experience with getting access again to Local Security Settings

Kadaitcha Man wrote:
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Don't hold back, tell the guy how you really feel.

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Kadaitcha Man wrote:
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And will no doubt be posting answers to problems somewhere near you soon.

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degenerate bishop, spat out:  

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No doubt he will not express gratitude for the technically accurate answer
either.



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| I recently had a problem booting my Windows 2000 OS with Sp4 rollup 1.
| After restoring the system state, and reinstalling sp4 and sp4 rollup 1,
| I have the following problem with my standalone (non-networked computer).

| Every time I go to component services and open the Local Security
| Settings, I get the following messages when clicking on the various
| policies:

| "Windows cannot open the local policy database.
| An unknown error occured when attempting to open the database."

| Even though I've rarely adjusted these policies, I know that's not a good
| sign.


| I've tried running MMC and using the Add Snap-in method, and whereas I
| used to see user and group policies listed, now I only see local policy
| directories (without any access).  I also don't see a Group Policy
| subdirectory in my winnt directory, though I'm not sure if there ever was
| one.

| I've also given full security permissions for myself and "system".  The
| "Everyone" user was already there.  I've also tried using Aclrestore as
| suggested by Microsoft on their site, to no avail.

| http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=266118

| Obviously, I'm doing something wrong.  Does someone have experience with
| this?  My other alternative it to load Win 2000 Pro along with Sp4 again
| (and a bunch of programs) after reformatting the partitioned root drive.

This is a question best suited for a Microsoft Win2K News Group, not an anti
virus News
Group.

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It sounds very much like your security database is corrupt. I found the
following info which may help recreate it. It is for 2000 Server, but from a
Security perspective, the 2 should operate the same.
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To resolve the problem, and return the Local Security Policy to its'
installation state:

01. Create an OldSecurity subfolder at %SystemRoot%\Security.

02. Move the log files and chk file from %SystemRoot%\Security\logs to
%SystemRoot%\Security\OldSecurity.

03. Move the database from %SystemRoot%\Security\Database\Secedit.sdb to
%SystemRoot%\Security\OldSecurity and change the file extension to .old.

04. Start / Run / MMC / OK.

05. Console / Add/Remove Snap-in.

06. Add the Security and Configuration Analysis snap-in. Press Close and OK.

07. Right-click Security and Configuration Analysis and press Open Database.

08. Navigate to the %SystemRoot%\Security\Database folder, type Secedit.sdb
into File name, and press Open.

09. When prompted to import a template, select Setup security.inf.

10. Press Open. Ignore any Access Denied error.

11. Right-click Security and Configuration Analysis and press Configure
Computer Now.
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Hope this helps.

J.A. Coutts


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administrator@spam.yellowhead.com (John Coutts), the seller of
indulgences, grated:  

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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Shitwit.



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I see your still trolling newsgroups. And as usual, don't offer any
actual advice for helping the person. You really must have no life. :)


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