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How to allow non-administrator users to use RDP on a domain controller

Not so frequently asked questions and stuff: 

Situation

Your Windows Server 2008 is now a domain controller. Since you installed that role, you can't access the server through RDP/TSE.

Allow the users to use the service

If you are a non-administor user, you need to be authorized to use the service.

  • Run gpedit.msc
  • Browse to Computer Configuration -> Windows settings -> Security Settings -> Local policies -> User Rights Assignment
  • Edit "Allow log on through terminal services"
  • Run gpupdate /force

gpedit_domaincontroller_remotedesktop

Log-in with the right FQDN

Prior to installing your domain controller, you could login using only your username.

Now, when connecting, use the format user@f.q.d.n.example.net, or you won't be able to login.

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How to enable concurrent RDP connections in XP SP2-SP3

Not so frequently asked questions and stuff: 

RDP instantly doesn't connect with no error message

Not so frequently asked questions and stuff: 

When trying to connect to a remote machine, mstsc flash and nothing happen.
Background: the remote computer is running a problematic nvidia driver.
Solution:

  • Get the latest driver and hope for the problem to be solved.

Or:

  • Edit this key in the registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
"SessionImageSize"=dword:00000020

Don't forget to reoot for the change to take effect.

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