Terminal Services User's Rights

Posted on 2005-04-30
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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    Accepted Solution


    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

    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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