RDP works on DC on server 2008 but not 2003

October 9, 2012 at 04:02:08
Specs: Windows 7
I have a system with three 2003 servers and a 2008SBS, One of the 2003 servers is a terminal server. As an admin I can access all servers using RDP. Users, who I have assigned access using the AD on the 2008 can all use RDP on the 2008 server. However only one of the three I have tried can access the 2003 terminal server. I don't want to use the 2008 box for RDP as it is the email and data server. Any idea where I can start looking? I think I have had this before a long time ago and ended up creating new users on the terminal server. It was an answer at the time and not a solution, not a good idea.

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October 9, 2012 at 10:30:52
What is the error message that is displayed when you try to log on to the terminal server using one of the user account that has been granted TS rights on the DC?

Check to make sure the proper security policies are set for the server so that the domain group for Remote Desktop users is allows to log on remotely.

Also check to make sure that the user accounts are logging in using the domain\username instead of localservername\username.

Another thing would be to make sure that the terminal server licenses are properly applied and the the server is looking at the correct licensing server. Terminal server CALs are different than User CALs, so make sure that the terminal server is looking at the proper licenses. Members of the Domain Administrators group are always allowed to access the servers remotely regardless of any TS licenses.

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