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Suppose we have Windows Server 2008 R2 without any RDS CAL's. Is it possible to give access to Remote Desktop to a user which is not in 'Administrators' group ? I've tried everything and it seems that it is not, but I may be wrong.

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Did you try adding the user in question to the Remote Desktop users Group? That should work even on regular old limit 2 sessions non-licensed servers. –  Andrew Rice May 3 '11 at 18:47
    
Yes, and it doesn't work. –  malloc4k May 3 '11 at 18:52

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Add the non-Administrator users that need Remote Desktop access to the "Remote Desktop Users" group on the server.

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I've tried that. It does not work. I'm still getting notice that I have no rights to log in. –  malloc4k May 3 '11 at 18:47
    
@Malloc4k, Can that user login at the console? –  Zoredache May 3 '11 at 21:38
    
There are relevant troubleshooting steps here: support.microsoft.com/kb/2477176. Based on the limited description of the problem, it's hard to tell if the root cause is user rights, RDP client security requirements, or perhaps a mis-configuration of the RDS or the firewall. –  aharden May 4 '11 at 15:28
    
Btw, this non-admin user's password can not be blank! –  wqw Aug 15 '11 at 14:01

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