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Configuring  TS on Active Directory box

johnstaggs asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Hey guys, I setup a win 2003 standard server box to act as a Terminal Service box (I haven't bought the TS CALS yet), but the box has active dirctory on it and I don't see a default Terminal Service group (or user).  So right now I've got users logging in (on the temp 120 day) on the machine being part of the administrative group.  When they log in as a normal user it says the local policy doesn't permit it.  Any suggestions?
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I think you need to add the user accounts (or a group they are all a member of) to the Remote Desktop Users doman group.

Only these users can log on through terminal server to a 2003 machine. Normally its a local group, but as yours is a DC, it will be a domain level group.

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