Add users to the Remote Desktop Users group

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To add users to the Remote Desktop Users group

  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, click the Local Users and Groups node.

  3. In the details pane, double-click the Groups folder.

  4. Double-click Remote Desktop Users, and then click Add....

  5. On the Select Users dialog box, click Locations... to specify the search location.

  6. Click Object Types... to specify the types of objects you want to search for.

  7. Type the name you want to add in the Enter the object names to select (examples): box.

  8. Click Check Names.

  9. When the name is located, click OK.


  • By default, the Remote Desktop Users group is not populated. You must decide which users and groups should have permission to log on remotely, and then manually add them to the group.

  • To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Working with MMC console files
Change the permissions a user or group has to a connection
Remove a user or group from permissions lists