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Published: December 13, 2015 | Applies to:

If users can't log in locally in Windows 10 due to "The sign-in method you're trying to use isn't allowed" message, see this fix to resolve it.

We all know that an administrator has all the privileges to allow or block a specific user account. Broadly speaking, there are two main groups on a Windows machine and they’re Administrator and User group. In case if User group isn’t allowed to sign-in, not even a single user can login. In this condition, when an user try to sign-in, he gets following message:

The sign-in method you’re trying to use isn’t allowed. For more info, contact your network administrator.

FIX - The Sign-in Method You Are Trying To Use Is Not Allowed Windows 10

Or you may came around this error:

The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

If you’re the administrator of the machine, and users getting this error message when they try sign-in, you can easily fix this issue for them by granting permissions. The root cause of this problem is that users who are facing this issue is not part of User group. Or one other cause may be that User group don’t have permission to have its members log in locally. These simple steps will help you to fix this problem:

FIX : The Sign-in Method You’re Trying To Use Isn’t Allowed Error In Windows 10

1. Press Windows Key + R and put secpol.msc in Run dialog box. Click OK to open Security Policy snap-in.

FIX - The Sign-in Method You Are Trying To Use Is Not Allowed Windows 10

2. Next, the below shown window, click Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment. Then in corresponding right pane, locate the Policy named Allow log on locally. Double click on this setting to modify.

FIX - The Sign-in Method You Are Trying To Use Is Not Allowed Windows 10

3. Moving on, in the setting property sheet, you’ll find that either the user facing issue or whole User group is not listed here. This is cause behind the problem. Click Add User or Group button.

FIX - The Sign-in Method You Are Trying To Use Is Not Allowed Windows 10

4. Click Advanced in next window.

FIX - The Sign-in Method You Are Trying To Use Is Not Allowed Windows 10

5. Now in Select Users or Group window shown below, click Find Now. Then locate the user facing issue in list populated, and select it. If multiple users are victim of this problem, select User (group) from the list. Click OK.

FIX - The Sign-in Method You Are Trying To Use Is Not Allowed Windows 10

6. Finally, the user or its group has been added and they’re now allowed to log-in locally. Click Apply followed by OK. Close Security Policy window and sign-out of admin account.

FIX - The Sign-in Method You Are Trying To Use Is Not Allowed Windows 10

Now the users facing this problem should have no complaint regarding this issue, as it is resolved.

Here is the video guide to help you more:

That’s it! See this post, to learn how to restrict password length for users in Windows.


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4 Comments

  • What if the computer is on a domain and you don’t want them to login locally? I have several WIndows 8 laptops that give students this error message.

  • Hii I tried with Above information add user or gropup was hide unblae to select help me

  • Hi I am using windows 10 i add my pc workgroup to domain i am trying to login user Error (the sign -in method you;re trying to use isn’t allowed.for maore info.contacr your network administrator)

    I tried above steps but Add Users Or Group options is hide unbaled to add users help me

  • I’m the only user on the machine. I’m at a loss as to how to fix the problem but was already considering a fresh install so I may just do it now. That aside I’m still wondering how to fix this situation in my case.

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