Solved

Remote Web Workplace-Limiting users to certain computers

Posted on 2006-11-14
5
1,845 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Is there a way to not allow certain users with the Remote Web Workplace group membership to connect to certain computers? In other words, can you set a computer to allow remote access to some users and not others with RWW?
I would like to have users connect only to their computer in the office and not other users computers. Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:tlass10
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
ID: 17944570
By default, only the user that is assigned to each workstation has access via RWW to their compouter.  This happens as long as you use the http://<servername>/connectcomputer wizard when originally joining a workstation to the network and during that wizard you are asked which user to assign to that computer.

What actually happens here, is the particular is made to be a member of that workstation's local Administrators group.  Which, therefore, grants them the right to log on via Terminal Services (via RWW).  

So, if you do it by the book... your desired outcome is what actually happens.

:-)

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0
 

Author Comment

by:tlass10
ID: 17965699
Thanks Jeff,
I followed another one of you posts on unjoining the domain, changing to workgroup, changing the computername, deleting old computer name from AD and DNS, precreating the new computername in Server management. Then using http://servername/connectcomputer to join new computername to the domain. I selected only the primary user in the wizard, and she is only the local administrator when I look in the user applet on the local PC. She can log into the computer with RWW, but other users still can as well. She does not want this guy connecting to her computer, only her. Both users are members of the Remote Web Workplace Users group and I believe this is why they can log onto any PC on the network that has RWW enabled. I cannot see a way to limit users to specific PC's. Thanks for your help.
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
ID: 17967350
Please list all of the members of the local administrators group on that PC.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 125 total points
ID: 17967369
The Remote Web Workplace Users group does NOT grant a user access to a specific machine, by the way... this is done by each computer's Remote Desktop Users group (of which the local administrators group is automatically a member).  Domain Administrators are also automatically members because they are members of the local administrators group.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0
 

Author Comment

by:tlass10
ID: 18115381
Thanks Jeff,
Upon  further inspection "Domain Users" were in the local Remote Web Workplace Users Group.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SBS 2011 corrupt database 3 82
SBS 2011 6 53
Multiple Send Connectors - Exchange (SBS 2008) 10 95
I have 200+ failed logon's per day, no source or username documented 9 71
The problem of the system drive in SBS 2003 getting full continues to be an issue, even though SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 are both in the market place.  There are several solutions to this, including adding additional drive space or using third party uti…
You may have discovered the 'Compatibility View Settings' workaround for making your SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace 'connect to a computer' section stops 'working around' after a Windows 10 client upgrade.  That can be fixed so it 'works around' agai…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question