Application Delivery Management
Application Modernization & Connectivity
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IT Operations Management
Written by: Venkata Kumar Gorantla, Hannatti Sanjeevkumar, Sambit Dash
Reviewed by: Anju Dagliya
Note: The Remote Desktop Session Host on a Windows Server 2008 R2 device is the same as Terminal Server on a Windows Server 2003 device.
If you launch a remote desktop session from a Windows Vista or a Windows 7 Device to a Windows Server 2008 R2 device, you are prompted to specify the Windows credentials. This is because the Network Level Authentication feature of the RDC client 6.1 or higher requires Windows user credentials to be specified before the remote desktop session is launched. However, the Windows credentials are not available at this point of time for Dynamic Local Users.
The goal of this article is to enable the Dynamic Local Users to log into the Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session Host.
Note: This method poses a security risk because the credentials of the user account created in step 1 has been communicated to all the eDirectory users.