Solved

Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server user's sessions settings

Posted on 2010-09-16
4
580 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hello,

We have 10 users to connect to 2008R2 TS and all use the same application( MS Great Plains 10.0). Some of these user's use dual screens and others don't.

My problem is that sometimes a when a user, (let's say one who uses a single monitor) opens the application, the app will not display for them as it is off screen, and they would have to right click on the application in the task bar and click on move to drag it to their screen.  Also if one user delete an icon from the Start Menu it also removes from all.

They all have their own local profile, so I'm not sure why changes in one users enviroment is making changes in others.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:sonos_admin
[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
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
McNetic earned 500 total points
ID: 33716330
This sounds as if the users have administrative rights on the terminal server (everyone will disencourage this). On a ts, as on every windows machine starting from nt, there is a start menu for each user and also a start menu for all users, which can be seen by all users but only be modified by admin users. Most applications install there icons in the all users start menu / desktop. If a user with administrative rights removes these, they disappear for all users.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sonos_admin
ID: 33717246
Thanks,

You are correct they did have admin rights to the TS. I have removed the Admin permission and just gave them user permission. Do you think this will also effected the position of the application? One user moved the application to their secondary screen, and it affected the rest of the users.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:McNetic
ID: 33720609
I'm not 100% sure about this. Anyways, you can solve this problem by copying the application shortcuts to the users private desktop and remove them from the desktop for all users. Thus, every user can handle his own shortcuts.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sonos_admin
ID: 33827363
It was the Admin rights.
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
Suggested Courses

624 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