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Hi,
I have a 08 r2 domain controller. Exceptions in group policy are set to allow RDP and full control without users ok.
So when i try RDP from my windows 7 pc to another windows 7 pc it logs me in under a new session using my credential.
2 parts to the question -
1. Why is it asking the user if it is ok if i login when i have set it in group policy for full control without users ok. Did i miss a setting.
2. How do i log in or see the users session, i do not want my own, i want to see their desktop so i can view program errors etc...
Thanks!
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I think you are confusing the settings for termianl services sessions with RDP sessions - if you connect the way you describe then what is happening is what is expected - if tou want to be able to see the session and co-operate with the user than yoiu need to use remote assistance.
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are you using the 2 account free remote-desktop for administrative use vs. the terminal server? with the administrative vs. terminal server you cannot remote view the sessions.
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so if i am using just my windows 7 pc there is no way i will be able to interact unless i offer remote assistance or setup terminal services?
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by:myhc
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this is not possibe. workstations don't allow you to use RDP like that.  You can use remote assidence, OR install VNC.
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by:valmatic
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have you heard of any good vnc program for windows 7 i find a lot that do not work with win 7 so far
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by:init2winit_Dan
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i guess tightVNC works not supported however.
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by:myhc
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TightVNC 1.2.9 i think.  it works.
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by:myhc
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wow TightVNC has moved onto Version 2.0.2

http://www.tightvnc.com/download.php
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by:valmatic
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if i offer remote assistance from my win 7 machine is it going to work with xp machines and the win 7 machines?
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by:init2winit_Dan
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i do not belive that will give the user insight to your session.
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Oh, this part of my question nwever got answered?

1. Why is it asking the user if it is ok if i login when i have set it in group policy for full control without users ok. Did i miss a setting.
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by:myhc
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I think this is a terminal services GPO object.
If you used Terminal services on your sever then when you take control, they would not be asked.
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by:KCTS
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Indeed - that is what I was refering to in my first post - the full control without users permission applies ONLY to terminal services sessions
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oh, its just confusing since on a windows 2008 server it is under the remote desktop policy in the computer and user config, they no longer reference terminal server anywhere that i can see on the 08 r2 server?
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You can not use Microsoft remote desktop in the way you wish, however you can license terminal servers services to do what your looking for but only to the sessions that is on the server not the end-users desktop.
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umm, i think some points should have been shared out.  Oh well. :)
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