Giving remote users rights to log on to your domain controller

By powerpivotgeek (dwickert@microsoft.com), on April 7th, 2010

For all of you that are running a combined all-in-1 system, i.e. domain controller, SharePoint and all of PowerPivot (desktop + server), you will notice that if you are trying to debug with non-administrator accounts that you can no longer remote desktop on to your machine. This is because by default only administrators are allowed to remote desktop onto a domain controller. To allow all Remote Desktop users that right:

  1. Click on Start and type “gpedit.msc” into the Start Search box
  2. Navigate to “Computer Configuration – Windows Settings – Security Settings – Local Policies – User rights Assignment”
  3. Click on “Allow log on through Terminal Services”
  4. You will notice that only Administrators are listed. Add “Remote Desktop Users”

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