Can't RDP to XP workstation - won't allow interactive logon

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Andrew H, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Andrew H

    Andrew H Guest

    Can anybody tell me why I had to manually add my login to the "allow user to
    logon through terminal services" property on an XP workstation before I
    could use RDP to connect to it from elsewhere (in this case, from a server)?
    I'm a member of the domain admins group - shouldn't this be automatic?
    Without setting the property, I get "The local policy of this system does
    not allow you to logon interactively".
     
    Andrew H, Apr 15, 2004
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  2. Les Connor [SBS MVP], Apr 15, 2004
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  3. You should not need to add admins, as you say, but you do have to check the
    box to allow remote access. Remote access is off by default, as I learned
    the hard way when my XP desktop computer recently began imitating a boat
    anchor.
     
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Apr 15, 2004
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  4. Andrew H

    Andrew H Guest

    Workstation was originally upgraded from Win2K (as part of the domain). At
    some time, though, it was disjoined from the domain and then re-joined using
    http://server/connectcomputer just to make sure the wizard did its thing.


     
    Andrew H, Apr 15, 2004
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  5. Andrew H

    Andrew H Guest

    No, if I don't manually add my name, I can't get in, even with remote access
    allowed. That's not what I'm expecting based on previous experience, which
    is why I posted the query.
     
    Andrew H, Apr 15, 2004
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