Terminal Services log on rights disappear
Posted on 2010-08-16
I have recently set up several remote apps using Windows 2008 terminal Services. This past Friday I finished setting up a tablet PC to use these remote apps and tested each of them. This morning I grabbed it to do some more testing and I can no longer connect to the Terminal Server. The error I get is:
"To log on to thie remote computer, you must be granted the Allow log on through Terminal Services right. By default, members of the Remote Desktop Users group have this right. If you are not a member of the Remote Desktop Users group or another group that has this right, or if the Remote Desktop Users group does not have this right, you must be granted this right manually."
I have checked my settings and everything is correct. This user (and one other user who is having the same trouble) is a member of an AD group called "AR_TerminalServices" which, in turn is a member of the Remote Desktop Users group on the Terminal Server. There are a dozen other users also members of the AR_TerminalServices group and none of them seem to be having this same trouble. As a precaution I added the two problem users directly to the Remote Desktop Users group, but this made no difference. Then I rebooted the Terminal Server thinking that there might be a corrupt database entry. Nothing seems to allow these users to terminal service into this computer again using the RemoteApps. I CAN do a normal Remote Desktop Connection into this server, even using the problem user account, but when I try the RemoteApps, I get a consistent failure.
What is going on?