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Cannot RDP into remote machine on a domain-only the  current user or administrator can login

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I am attempting to login to a  remote computer that is on a domain.  I first connect via VPN then start a RDP session to the computer.  When I connect, I get the message: "The user DOMAIN\user is currently logged on to this computer.  Only the current user or an administrator can log on to this computer."
My AD user account is a member of the compter's local Administrators group and my account has rights to be a remote user on the computer.
The wierd think is that this problem seems to happen on the laptops at the office, not the desktops.  When I RDP to a desktop, I get right in (of course I prompted to disconnect the current user if they are logged in).
I don't know what the difference would be between the laptop and desktop setups.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I looked at the MS article and understand it.  But the issue is that the user that is logged on should be and administrator, and I am also an administrator as well as a remote user.  I will go on site and see if there is something misconfigured in the laptop.  I find it strange that it seems to be an issue only on the laptops.
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If your pc images are standardized it is possible that all desktops have a correctly configured image and because laptop ones differ, they may have been configured differently.
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It turns out that I am not a member of the administrator's group.  I added myself, but for some reason it did not save.   So once the user logged off O was able to login but not install updates like I wanted.  So it appeaars to be users (me) error.

Thanks!
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