Cannot logon Terminal services (2003)without local admin access
Posted on 2006-04-26
With the everyone group taken out of the local admin groups - Domain users who try and log onto the server from Microsoft Terminal Server Client (MSTSC) are automatically logged off as soon as they pass the logon screen
Conversely if the everyone group is a member of the local admins then the user accounts can successfully logon onto the server using MSTSC.
To remove the everyone group for the local administrators group and ensure users can log on through terminal services
Various Notes to help
a). Terminal services is installed on the server
b). All users are in the Remote desktop group
c). The server has been running for more than 90 days
d). There are currently more than 2 users accessing this server.Currently there are 14 licenses available.
e).The install of terminal services services was not done by me, but i have been told that i was done by using all the standard default options.
f). I have just run the command on the server.
change user /? and the output is Application EXECUTE mode is enabled
g).Local Policies, User Rights Assignment has Allow Log on through Terminal Services
h). Could this be a file permissioning issue ???
i) Server is windows 2003 and is not a domain controller
j) client is windows XP