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We have two RDS servers, same operating system, service packs, etc.  one is considered our backoffice with microsoft office, etc.  the other just has our POS software.  we want to restrict users that logon to the POS one from the Backoffice one and vice versa.  We have two security groups: TSUsers is for our backoffice and TSPOS is for our POS.  they are both apart of the Remote Desktop group.  The issue we are having is anyone in either of these groups can LOGON to the both servers.  I am thinking it is because both servers have Remote Desktop Users as a member (and in this group is both of our security groups).  I am thinking this needs to be removed as a member from both servers.  But not sure what members need to be on our terminal servers?  Besides Remote Desktop Users, We also have "Domain Computers (default)", "Terminal Server License Servers" and "RAS and IAS Servers" as members.  Should Remote Desktop users be a member of both servers?  Or Should just the TSUsers group be a member of the Backoffice and TSPOS group a member of the POS server?  I believe this is my problem as to why users in TSUsers can logon to my POS and vice versa.  thanks
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Hi MidCape,

You can control who logs onto which TS via Group Policy or Local Group Policy on each TS.

Please see the attached link http://scorpiotek.com/blog/?p=742 where you can remove or add groups to control access.

I have used this method before for single or a few TS where this level of control is required.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for your response.  The problem we are having is we want to restrict the users in the TSUsers group from logging onto our POS terminal server, but they still need access to our Backoffice terminal server, and vice versa.  so they need to be apart of the remote desktop group and have access to logon to a remote desktop services.  we have this setup on our old terminal servers which are 2003.  On the server itself we do not have any members besides "domain computeres".  so remote desktop users is not a member of this server.  So we have TSUSERS and TSPOS members of Remote Desktop Users group and Remote Desktop user is a member of each of our 2008 R2 RDS servers.  So I think this may be why both groups can access both servers.  if we remove Remote Desktop users from the servers would everything still function and should we add TSUsers to our backoffice and TSPOS to our POS server?
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Yes you can remove the Remote Desktop Users group and set the groups you want to allow to logon. Ensure you have Administrators still there so you can get back on via RDP should anything not work as expected.
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thank you for your response.  I just wanted to make sure that Remote desktop users doesn't have to be a member of the server in order for users to logon to the terminal server.  I am sure we added this group in the begining, but now are live and don't want to mess things up by removing.  We will add the TSUsers to the Backoffice (allow with administrator) and same for TSPOS to the POS server.

I will give it a try.  thanks
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Try on one TS first, test, ensure you get the desired results before being bombarded with emails and calls. Let me know how you get on.
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Glad to have helped :)
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