Solved

URGENT - To log on to this remote computer, you must have Terminal Server User Access

Posted on 2009-04-12
8
303 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hello - i just installed a program called xpunlimited from the site www.xpunlimited.com - the reason i installed it was to get around the problem of only being able to have two con current remote desktop connections - the problem i'm having now is that I can't rdp at all - i get the message "To log on to this remote computer, you must have Terminal Server User Access"
i have added the user to remote desktop user group - i've followed the following instructions to no avail http://www.xpunlimited.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=2&id=84&artlang=en
- also the users which had previous log in access to the server can't login even directly from the server - HELP! :)
0
Comment
Question by:stefanomarco
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Member_2_4708244
ID: 24127843
I think you would be in violoation of your licence with microsoft for starters.

Secondly that software looks like its supported on XP only, not on server, let alone SBS.

Why not join a member server to your domain, do you really want users logging on to your SBS box? its just asking for trouble.
0
 

Author Comment

by:stefanomarco
ID: 24127849
according to the faqs it does work with server 2003 -  and i need to log in to access myob data files on the server - it's too slow accross the network
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Member_2_4708244
ID: 24127855
I am pretty sure this is in violation of your microsoft licence, you are only allowed 2 rdp sessions and they are for administrative tasks only.

The only way I can see to get around this is a member server.

Even if there was no licencing issue, do you really want users logged on to your SBS box, let alone the performance issues you will have when running MYOB (especially when checking files for consistency, backups, etc) the users can bring your network to a halt by fiddling with your server.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 

Author Comment

by:stefanomarco
ID: 24128308
thanks for your opinion - is there a way around licenses?- i'll gladly pay for an extra license from microsoft ... i only need three rdp at one time without having to buy new equipment
what's the member server option?
thanks :)
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Member_2_4708244
ID: 24128724
Member server is the only way around it, you will need a new server, and a copy of server 2003 standard.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
RobDating earned 500 total points
ID: 24130299
You could install VNC and have 2 RDP connections whilst the VNC connection will be using the console.
Its not as fast as RDP but would allow you to do what you want to do without breaching your license.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:RobDating
ID: 24130583
And regarding your issue where no one can login:

Is xpunlimited a standalone program or does it interact with terminal services in some way?

If xpunlimited has interfered with TS then I suggest removing RDP rights from the users, then uninstall the TS component, then reinstall, then reassign RDP rights.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Member_2_4708244
ID: 24182732
This solution is in breach of MS licencing, the only way around it is a member server.
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I've often see, or have been asked, the question about the difference between the Exchange 2010 SP1 version, available as part of Small Business Server (SBS) 2011, and the “normal” Exchange 2010 SP1 Standard. The answer to the question is relativ…
On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question