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Win2003 and Terminal Server login error

Posted on 2004-11-10
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Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I just installed Windows 2003 server standard edition, and configured Terminal Server and users for remote access. I can use Remote desktop logged in as the Administrator, but when I attempt to login as a normal user, I get the error "THe local policy of this system does not permit you to login interactively."

Added the users to the built in Remote Desktop group
Went into the Domain security policy/local Policy/user right assignments/allow login locally...and added the remote desktop group.
Ran the gpupdate /force  thingy

Same problem.  Any ideas?
Question by:Thirt
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try this: right click 'my computer' go to properties, go to remote, go to select remote users, and try adding a user you want to remote in to it. Why would you want standard users remoting in to your server though?

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Plan B: this is how you'd add a whole group to my knowledge:
go to start-->administrative tools-->domain controller security policy-->local policies-->user rights assignment--> doube lick allow logon through terminal services, and add the group users.
still i don't know why you want users to be able to remote desktop in to the server

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ID: 12551842
the first one will not work, i made a mistake, that is on a normal system. i am having trouble getting the second one to work here just to figure it out, but i'll let you know if i get anything

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I can't believe I didn't see the Allow login through Terminal Server. Set up the group and ran gpupdate /force  and it's working.

To answer your question, I have users at a remote office connecting via VPN and they need access to database application running on the server. Isn't this the idea of how to use Terminal Server? If I'm missing your point, please tell.

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ajschw earned 2000 total points
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i'm glad it worked (it didn't work for me here, but I thought it would work..maybe because mine is a domain controller?) and regarding the VPN and the database, while I have not yet had the time to mess around with the VPN, with VPNs i have connected to, once you are logged in, you are basically sitting at a computer within the network, so once the user has connected, they should be able to go to \\servername\sharename, and in that folder you have shared, you can put the database....Or let them log on to their own computer with remote desktop, once they connect with VPN, they should be able to do that, i know i was able to when i connected to a dift vpn in the past. If it's not a problem with them logging in to your server, then i guess that's fine...i just thought that may be a security issue... Glad i could help, -adam

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