You can't use the Remote Desktop client to connect to Windows SBS 2003

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Symptoms

If you are a member of the Power Users group or the Remote Desktop Users group, when you use the Remote Desktop Client to try to connect to a Microsoft Small Business Server (Windows SBS) 2003 computer, you receive the following error message:
The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively.

Resolution

Method 1: Add the Remote Desktop Users group to the "Allow log on through Terminal Services" right

Method 2: Reinstall the Administration component in Windows Small Business Server 2003

Additional resources

This issue may occur if the computer that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003 was upgraded from the Evaluation version to the Full version of Windows Small Business Server 2003. The Remote Desktop Users group does not have the "Allow log on through Terminal Services" right after the upgrade. The Power Users group is a member of the Remote Desktop Users group. Therefore, the Power Users group also does not have the "Allow log on through Terminal Services" right.

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Article ID: 886620 - Last Review: July 12, 2013 - Revision: 9.2
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
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