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How to let the users log on to their machine from home using remote desktop without them having to be administrators of their local machine?

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Hello,

I am an administrator of a domain and the users connect from outside the network to their local computer using remote desktop. I created a gpo last night under the computer OU "Computer Configuration...Windows settings...Security Settings...Security Groups and added the Administrator and the domain admins in there. This morning i got a user telling me that she was unable to remotely log on last night to her machine because the local policy did not permit her to log on interactively.
Is there a way to let the users log on to their machine from home using remote desktop without them having to be administrators of their local machine?

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by:Toni Uranjek
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You should add appropriate user account to local "Remote Desktop Users" group.
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So i create a security group called "Remote Desktop Users" and put all the domain users in there and then put the security group in the GPO Security Groups?
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That would allow all users to connect to all computer I doubt that is your intention. You should add only one user account to each local group "Remote Desktop Users" which already exists on each Windows XP machine.
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Thank you.
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