Terminal Services User's Rights

Posted on 2005-04-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hi There,

I just have an easy question.  Currently I am hosting terminal services on a Windows 2000 server box as a standalone.  When I logon as an administrator I have no problem using all the applications.  However, when I logon under one of the domain user I cannot configure the internet settings since the user do not have access rights to do so.  Which is not a big deal because the domain users (remote access) can go on the internet without going through the terminal services.  However, I thought I should find out how to enable them to do so because it may not be just the internet configuration that are affected.  How can I give the domain user configuration privileges?

Question by:allstick
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Mike Kline earned 375 total points
ID: 13902727

I would first check the group policies set for the users.  You can check for the IE settings in the policy

User Configuration >> Administratrive Templates >> Internet Explorer

You should be able to check and reconfigure the settings there.

You can configure IE maintenance via  User Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Internet Explorer Maintenance

The first location is the best bet.

Pleae let me know if that helps.


Author Comment

ID: 13910201
Hi Mike,

Thank you for the response and sorry for my late reply.  The problem is that adjusting the user's configuration can only be done if I logon as an administrator.  Logging on under any user other than administrator (even though if I put a specific user as a member of the domain administrator) I was still forbidden to proceed with the IE connection wizard.

However, you did point out a good starting point.  Here is how I resolved the issue:

I went to the group policy and set the "Make proxy settings per-machine (rather than per-user)" to ENABLE"

Group Policy>Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Internet Explorer>Make proxy settings per-machine (rather than per-user)

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