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Remote desktop users group gone

Posted on 2006-05-22
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Last Modified: 2008-03-04

Added a new windows 2003 Server to Present Active Directory 2000 network using dcpromo as an additional domain controller, to replicate AD and existing security policies.  This machine is strictly a Terminal server box.  When I try to login to terminal server I get "to log on to this computer you must have terminal server user access permissions... add users to remote desktop users group".  This group disappeared when I joined the 2000 AD.  I created a new group called "terminal server users" added all my users to it, edited every security policy I could find and gave this group access to logon to terminal services under computer configuration\windows settings\security settings\local policies\user rights assignment.  The only way I can connect is if I make my new group a member of the administrators group also.  As soon as I remove admin rights from my group, I can't connect.  I need for remote users to not be admins.  I thought about makeing the server a member server, and hoping the group would come back, but I am leary of doing that as I have a lockdown policy for remote users on that machine.

Question by:philoscr
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Jay_Jay70 earned 1500 total points
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Hi philoscr,

have you check your actual RDP-TCP settings under the terminals services manager

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I went to terminal services configuration, connections, then properties of RDP-TCP.  I clicked the permissions tab, and added my terminal server users group and it worked.  Wouldn't have thought to look there, I thought thats what the policy was for, have to do tell windows more than once for it to actually obey.
That was to easy, thanks!
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no worries

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