Can't add domain security groups to local groups on Server 2003 R2
Posted on 2014-09-22
Hello everyone, I'm in the process of phasing out some of our older Server 2003 and 2003 R2 machines and after demoting one of them ( was a DC) I found that users could no longer log on remotely to that server using terminal services. Additionally I began having permissions problems with workgroup clients accessing printers etc. on that server. Only way to connect was to enter username in the form of domain\username where that wasn't required before.
After poking around I found that the local security group "Remote Desktop Users" on that TS was empty. I tried to add the "domain\Remote Desktop Users" group to the local group, but for some reason any search of the domain for any group would yield no results. I can add specific domain users to that local group and they can then sign onto TS as expected, but I can't seem to add any domain group to any local group.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance