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Add Remote Desktop User to Windows 2008 Server


This article explains adding an additional Remote Desktop user to a Windows 2008 Server.

Applies To

Dedicated, Colocated, and Virtual Machines running the Windows Operating System.


In order to add an additional Remote Desktop Administrator to the server, follow the steps below.

  1. Log into the server via Remote Desktop as an administrator.
  2. Right-click My Computer and choose Manage.
  3. Under Server Manager Expand Configuration --> Local Users and Groups --> Click Users
  1. Right-click the Users folder and select New User

  1. Enter in the User Name, secure password, and check whether or not the user should change the password on next login, whether or not the password should expire and/or the user can or cannot change the password.  All of the other fields are optional.  

  1. Click Create once your are done and the user is created.
  2. Click Close to go back to the Users menu.
  3. To grant the user permissions to log into Remote Desktop. Right-click the user just created and choose Properties.

  1. Click the Member Of tab, then Add.

  1. In the box type the level of access you want to grant the users
  • Type "Administrators" To grant full privileges on the box.
  • Type "Remote Desktop Users" To grant only Remote desktop access and level user privilege to minimal.

  1. Click OK
  2. Click Apply and OK.

 The user can now log into the server via Remote Desktop.

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Category: Windows 2008 R2

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