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How to enable session shadowing for non local admin users

Posted on 2009-07-16
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Without adding the account to the local admin group, is there a way to enable that account to shadow other session in windows terminal server?

PS: I have already enable the remote session in the account property in AD and also added the account in the permission tab under the listener property.

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by:JdixonCCNA
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Try the following link...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278845
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If you want to shadow the session without requiring the session owners permission, i.e. no prompt to accept the shadow on the users session, uncheck the require users permission checkbox in the RDP/TCP settings under Start-Programs-AdministrativeTools-Terminal Services Configuration.
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by:Henrik Johansson
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Start the Terminal Services Configuration MMC
Double-click RDP/Tcp, and in the dialog select Security tab to modify the RDP-permisions. Use the Advanced button to grant the Remote Control permission for the user/group.
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JdixonCCNA, I don't have any issue shadowing any sessions, it's the ability to do it w/o admin rights that's my problem.

henjoh09, I've tried it and gave the user full rights but still get an "access denied" error when attempting to shadow a session.



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Henrik Johansson earned 125 total points
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Modifying the permissions shall work, but changes in RDP-Tcp Properties doesn't affect current sessions makes the users to have to be logged of when doing the modification.
Just tested by myself to refresh my memory, and it doesn't work if the shadowed user is an administrator, propably caused by WIL (Windows Integrity Levels) restricting a process with lower authority token from accessing a process with higher authority token.
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