Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Access for Domain User

Error we getI have a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM that runs on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Host, along with several other VM servers. This one particular server hosts an application that one of our domain users needs to be able to access, which requires them to be able to open up a Remote Desktop Connection from their Windows 7 Enterprise workstation to the server. When the user tries to login, we're getting the error above even though they're in the Remote Desktop Users group as well as added in the Local Policy for "Allow logon through Remote Desktop Services".

I read on one post, but haven't been able to find anymore on it, that with Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs, only Domain Admins can login through a Remote Desktop Connection unless you have the Remote Desktop Services role installed and configured. I am really hoping that's wrong.

Any one else run into this or know if this is true? And if it's not true, any suggestions on what I might be missing?
Rick GoodmanNetwork AdministratorAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
You can force it, but why bother? You legally need RDS CALs either way, and configuring RDS is much easier than digging through all the settings you need to otherwise tweak.
Rick GoodmanNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply. So would I likely want to install the RDS on both of my Hyper-V Hosts, which are clustered, and then publish the VM server to the user? I'm not real familiar with RDS at all. Just the old school TS.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
RDS is just TS renamed. Same basic principles.

You wouldn't install RDS on your hosts. Install it on the VM that the user needs access to, just like you would've a TS server with an application from 2000/2003/2008 (when it was still called TS.)

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