User permission control

Posted on 2006-05-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi experts,

I have set up a user on my server 2003 to access an MS Access database that is located in the users startup folder.  Lets call this user "Bill".   Bill connects to the server through a web browser using the tsweb (e.g. IP address/tsweb).  When Bill connects he gets the Server 2003 log on screen.  When he puts in his username and password the MS Access database starts up automatically.   Bill can then use the MS Access database as if he was in his office at work.

If Bill was to give his username and password to a collegue, and that user enters in Bill's details at the Server 2003 log on screen, Bill's screen freezes and eventually logs him off saying that somebody else has connected.   Is there any way that the Server can detect that somebody is already connected and disallow the second user from accessing the system?

Thank you in advance,

Question by:TerenceHewett
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    Accepted Solution

    I think you would have to install Terminal Services on this allow multiple sessions...  I don't think you can prevent other admin user from kicking the original user off the box..  But keep the post open, maybe someone else will have an idea.
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    Expert Comment

    NJ is correct and you will need cal's for the TS as well.  As for Bill giving his credentials out to someone else, I would strongly discourage this.  With TS you just have different users that can connect to it and you modify and set security settings, idle settings, timeout etc.... via either ADUC object, TS Manager or GPO's.


    Author Comment

    Thank you for both posts.


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