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Need RDP Access to 2008 DC by non admin

Posted on 2011-09-26
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I have a client that purchased a LoB application and we installed it on their 2nd AD server.  The server is not doing much besides being an additional AD server so it seemed like a good home for the software.  The software company confirmed that the server being a DC should not be an issue.  Now we find out that the users will need to connect and run certain tasks locally on the machine.  This means setting up RDP access to that server.  From my understanding I have to make the user a member of the group "Administrators" in order for this to work.  I tried just adding them to "Remote Desktop Users" and that didn't fix it.  Since the server is a DC there is no "local" administrators group for me to add them to.  This results in them being added to the domain "Administrators" group.  Which is NOT what I want.  Is there another way around this?  I don't mind the user having admin access to the server (although not ideal) but I don't want them being an administrator for the domain.  Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Check your domain controller policy and see if that user can log in locally.
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Here is a guide to allow users to logon locally:

http://www.petri.co.il/logon_locally_user_right.htm

Since this is your Secondary DC, I would suggest make an OU & put it there & then do the needful.

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Any news?
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Sorry, but can you please update the case?
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Thanks.  I changed the local policy for this machine and it solved the problem.
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