Terminal Services Server - Software requires local administrator rights to run
Posted on 2007-12-06
I am setting up terminal services for 10 users to connect to a remote server and run an application called Medisoft. The application requires local administrator privileges to run which would be fine if the machine was running XP, but it's not. First, I attempted to setup the software and terminal services on a NAS box running Storage Server 2003. I created users in active directory and then added user accounts with the same name through users and groups. Unfortunately, there was no location in Storage Server Users and Groups to select "from this location" so I couldn't add domain users to the local administrators group (also tried using the "\DOMAIN\user" format, but it didn't work). Even when giving the users full administrator access through active directory and logging in, they still weren't able to run the software. Decided to run the software on the Server 2003 unit instead. The problem I'm having is that the software won't work unless the user account is a member of the administrators group (defined through AD). I don't want to give them that much access on my server, I just want them to be able to access this one application. I've created a group for these users and could add the group to the Default Domain Controller Security Settings/Local Policies, but I don't know what policies they need to be added to. Is there a way on Storage server to add domain users as local administrators or a way in Server 2003 to give terminal services users local administrator rights without making them full administrators?