Cannot login Windows 7 locally but it is possible via remote connection

Hi all,

I wanted to connect remotely to my computer (Windows 7). I didn't have a user password, then I created a new password.

Now, I can login successfully to my computer via a remote connection (using the password I created). But, interestingly, I cannot login to my computer locally (with computer I have physical access). Windows does not accept the password in this case.

How can I solve this problem ? Can you help me ?

Thank you all
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  1. If you are using the same username and password in both cases, it should work the same way, it's the same account if you are connecting remotely or not. Make sure you are using the correct password and same username, capitals, numbers, etc...

    Only other thing is that you somehow turned off being able to logon interactively to the system, there is a policy option that can prevent logon at the computer itself. If you did not play around with anything else aside from creating a password, this won't be the case.
  2. hang-the-9 said:
    If you are using the same username and password in both cases, it should work the same way, it's the same account if you are connecting remotely or not. Make sure you are using the correct password and same username, capitals, numbers, etc...

    Only other thing is that you somehow turned off being able to logon interactively to the system, there is a policy option that can prevent logon at the computer itself. If you did not play around with anything else aside from creating a password, this won't be the case.


    I 'm pretty sure that I use the same username and password in both cases. I didn't change anything except creating a new password.

    I can login locally after removing the password in a remote session.

    Is there any method that I can establish remote connection, which doesn't require password because this was the reason that I created a password.
  3. I don't know what would cause you not to be able to logon to an account after setting a password if you use that same password.

    Try setting the password on that account, do that on the local machine not remotely, set it to something really simple like 1, and try it again. If that fails again, remote in, zero out the password, and check the event log in the computer, it should say why the logon failed.

    Another thing to try is to create a second account with a password and see if that one works OK.
  4. Weirdly, when I try to login locally, event viewer (Security) reports following messages:

    A logon was attempted using explicit credentials. (10:49:13 PM)
    An account was successfully logged on. (10:49:13 PM)

    It reports a successful login, although I cannot login.

    The problem is somehow related with "A logon was attempted using explicit credentials." because when I login with a remote connection, it only reports:

    An account was successfully logged on.
  5. The event viewer info is described here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd941635%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

    That logon was attempted message you'd get if you setup a program to use that account's username and password (say a service that needed user rights, so you put in that user account for it to use).

    Logon: Attempted logon using explicit credentials

    This monitor returns a number for the following events:

    A user connects to a server or runs a program locally using alternate credentials (run as);
    A process logs on as a different account; such as when the Scheduled Tasks service starts a task as the specified user;
    With User Account Control enabled, an end user runs a program requiring administrative authority.

    Event ID: 4648.

    Try a local logon with a new user account, does that work OK?
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