How to allow logon through Terminal Services group policy and Remote Desktop Users group in Windows?

One of our Windows VPS customers tried to login through Remote Desktop Services to a VPS with a non-Admin account. He was prompted with the following error.

Error Message


To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the Allow log on through Terminal Services right. By default, members of the Remote Desktop Users group have this right. If you are not a member of the Remote Desktop Users group or another group that has this right, or if the Remote Desktop Users group does not have this right, or if the Remote Desktop Users group does not have this right, you must be granted this right manually.

Solution


Windows Server does not allow non-Admin users to login through remote desktop services. To fix this, you'll need to add your remote desktop users into Remote Desktop Users Group and grant them to Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services.

  1. Click Start >> Run type secpol.msc and click OK. This will open Local Security Policy window.

  2. Expand the Local Policies and click User Rights Assignment.

  3. On the right hand side, double click Allow log on through Terminal Services or Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services.

  4. Click Add User or Group and enter Remote Desktop User. Click OK twice to dismiss both dialog boxes.

  5. Start the command prompt with administrator rights.

  6. Run gpupdate /force



  • 3 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to change the default RDP (Remote Desktop) listening port on your Windows VPS?

By default Windows machines are remotely accessible via Remote Desktop on TCP port 3389. In...

How to configure your server for SSD windows VPS order?

This is a video tutorial about selecting an appropriate configuration for your SSD Windows VPS...

Recommended system configurations for Windows Server 2012/2016 OS

Windows Server 2012 offers a compelling upgrade from previous versions of Windows Server. As...

How to Add IIS Role in Windows 2008 Server?

Internet Information Services (IIS) is a web server developed by the Microsoft for hosting web...

How to set password policy in Windows Server 2008?

When we try to set or to change the password in Windows Server 2008 Operating System, we may face...