Remote RDP access in Server 2012
Posted on 2014-11-12
We have a two part problem. We are trying to setup remote access (the new RDS web access) in Server 2012.
We have followed some online guides and got all green checks saying all is good. Users can't hit the server through a browser though.
More immediate part of the remote issue is the user can't log on thru RDP using the regular RDP app. Only Administrator can.
Here is some info:
Server 2012 R2 only a week old. All works well except this.
Sonicwall firewall - ports are forwarded correctly as I can RDP direct to the public IP and it lets me log on the server as administrator only. When the user logs in there is a msg about ... to sign in remotely you need the right to sign in thru remote desktop services etc.....
The user is in the Remote Desktop Users group. If she gets put in the administrators group she can log in fine.
We don't really want to give the end user admin rights to the server.
After the user login issue is resolved the end goal is to use the new Web access part of RDS with Server 2012 R2.
From brief reading it looks like the end user can then bring up a www address and get RDP access to the Server and certain published apps which would be awesome.
We did add an A record to DNS on a domain that does resolve to the proper public IP.