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I have created an RDP for an end user to login to the server and an accounting software on the server will automatically open up. It works fine, but ONLY if the user is a domain admin or administrator in general. We have put them in the remote desktop group and that doesn't help. Is there anyway of them being able to login without domain admin or admin permissions?
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You have to clarify a bit,

Is it a problem with establishing RDP connection, or running accounting application?
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If the user is not set as domain admin or admin the rdp goes through fine, but when you put in your user credentials it says you do not have permissions and you must be part of the Remote Desktop group (they are). It will only allow them to log in when they are members of domain admin or admin.
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When you say "Remote desktop users group", you do mean local group, on that server, right?
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On the domain. The server is a member server.
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Try adding users to local remote desktop users group, on that machine!
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If I can recall correctly , do it need to have CAL license?
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You do need a terminal license, if you are making more than 2 concurrent connections to the server, but I don't think this is the case. The reasong why you can't login remotely is because your account is not member of local "Remote Users Group" on that particular machine. You can login as a Domain admin account because, by default, when you join machine to a domain, Domain admins group is added to local Administrators group, which is also member of local Remote desktop users group.

I believe that your solution would be either add your account to local remote users group, or add your domain remote users group to your local remote users group, and you'll be able to access RDP.
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Thank you both we are will be testing it shortly and yes we have terminal server licenses.
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