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Small Business Server 2008 will only allow administrator to RDP from certain workstations

Hello,
    I am finishing up an install of Small Business server 2008 for a customer and I have stumbled into a quirky situation.  If I am sitting at some client machines that have already been added to domain, I can not authenticate to the server via RDP.  What is peculiar is that I can from a few of them but the rest I can not.  What I get is an improper username/password error.  Other workstations I can remote into the server just fine.  I thought that perhaps the version of RDP on some workstations may be older so I went through windows updates to get the latest but I am still unable to RDP from those workstations.  Anyone have some suggestions?
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suppsawsCommented:
Hello mitchke,

the sbs 2008 server is not a real terminal server,  only to be used in remote admin mode, NOT terminal services apllication mode.
So there can only be two concurrent TS sessions on an sbs and they HAVE to be admin users.

Regards,

suppsaws
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suppsawsCommented:
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mitchkeAuthor Commented:
Supsaws:

That may be part of my issue.  I know about Terminal services and I am only trying to RDP as administrator but now that I think about it, I am used to just closing the window and not the session.  Perhaps since I was able to successfully login on one machine and the connection was still current when I had moved onto another, that was preventing me from logging onto the server from other workstations.  I will check it out more and let you know.
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suppsawsCommented:
yes, only two sessions are allowed.
when you just close the windows the session remains active for a while, that is why the other users connot logon because you have ghost sessions on the server.
Actually, normal users shouldn't have admin rights, and shouldn't logon to the sbs server.
If you want TS environment you need to buy a second server 2008 and add it to the sbs domain.
SBS 2008 premium provides you with a windows server 2008 license.
You could off course also use RWW to connect to the CLIENT computers directly.
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mitchkeAuthor Commented:
No other users are using RDP to the server.  Only myself at this time.  What is annoying is that there is no way to disconnect my remote session without logging off completely.  There are many times I do not wish to have the administrator logged off due to an application running or something like that.  Is there something I am missing in this process with sbs2008?  with 2003 you could disconnect or have multiple rdp sessions but it would close one if a spot wasn't available (if that makes sense!).
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suppsawsCommented:
you can still close the sessiosn manually as in sbs 2003 using the terminal services managment console.
you can also force a group policy that disconnects idle terminal services sessions, or let them be active.
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