I've been really getting into Media Portal the past month or two and have been running it on a Windows Server 2003 box (yes, I watch TV on the same server that hosts this blog!). The problem has been that I have been running on my admin account which grants the user of Media Portal to accidentally (or intentionally) delete files from the UI. I decided this is a bad thing since my two year old has proven quite adept at getting into menus that he's not suppose to be using, so I thought it time to setup some users and groups for specifically using Media Portal.
First I setup a Media Portal user account and setup media consumer and admin groups. I placed the Media Portal user account in the consumers group and gave them read/write (not NOT delete) capabilities on my media folders. Once I got that setup, I discovered that I could not login with that account. I received the following error:
The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively.
This proved an interesting problem since I had attempted to circumvent this by adding the Media Portal user to the Remote Desktop Users group with no avail. So how did I get it done?
- Download the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools from Microsoft.
- Install it and you'll find it in All Programs --> Windows Resource Kit Tools --> Command Shell. This will open up a command prompt to the directory.
- Type the following (it is case sensitive): ntrights +r SeInteractiveLogonRight -u username
- Make sure that the command finished successfully.
- Type the following command to make sure that the group policy is updated properly: gpudate /force
With that the user should now have rights to logon to your box!