Allow non administrators to log in remotely via terminal services

Posted on 2007-07-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have terminal services working on a SBS2003 but I have to give remote users administrator rights to enable them to log in.  That has been ok until now.  What do i need to do to allow non administrators to log in via terminal services.  I have added the user to the built in Remote Desktop Users group.  And i have had a good look at the group policies that allow local log in and also "Allow log on through Terminal Services".
Question by:agrogers
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    You cannot make SBS a true terminal server. It is intended to be accessed for remote administration purposes only, and therefore users need to be anadministrator by default.
    Should you want to have a true terminal server you need to add a terminal server either as a second physical server, or if you have enough horse power, you can add as a virtual server.
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    Ahh, then i have wasted the last 2 hours trying to 'fix' a problem that was never there.  Thanks for that info Rob.  Should have asked the question here first :-)
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    by:Rob Williams
    :-)   Thanks agrogers.
    If workstations are available, SBS does offer RWW Remote Web Workplace so that they can log in remotely just like a terminal server, but connect to a desktop rather than a server. You may be familiar with it, but if not have a look at:

    Cheers !
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    Thanks Rob.  Will check it out.

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