Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Restrict remote Desktop Users (Terminal Services)

Posted on 2009-05-19
3
Medium Priority
?
485 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I realized today that after securing the GPO for our Terminal Servers to the likes of removing network neighborhood, removing right clicking on the taskbar, no run command, removing access to regedit/control panel/admin tools that those changes applied to the local user as well.

Whats the best way to secure terminal servers from the remote desktop users stance?

(just had a thought) Could I set the Security Filtering in the GPO's Scope to "remote desktop users"?  Would that cause the GPO to not affect local users (i.e. VNC, physical console)?
0
Comment
Question by:Ben Hart
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Christophermagee
ID: 24427468
You can block terminal services from the user prroperties in Active directory terminal services profile tab however i think you would need to tick it for everyone.

Or there is this   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc737453(WS.10).aspx

Hope this helps
0
 
LVL 14

Author Comment

by:Ben Hart
ID: 24427497
Close, but these are actually Terminal Servers.. used by my users.  I'm just wanting to restrict what trouble they can get into once logged in.    but specifically I guess I'm wondering about setting the filtering on the GPO to Remote Desktop Users versus Authenticated Users.
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Ben Hart earned 0 total points
ID: 24427667
I figured it out.. You must set the target security group (the ones whom you wan the gpo to affect) with read and apply group policy permissions.  then you can add other security groups but check Deny apply group policy that way members of that group can login but they will not be affected by the GPO's changes.

woot
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Remote Apps is a feature in server 2008 which allows users to run applications off Remote Desktop Servers without having to log into them to run the applications.  The user can either have a desktop shortcut installed or go through the web portal to…
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…
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
Suggested Courses

704 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