Windows 10: RDP to non-admin account not working

  1.    04 Jun 2016 #1

    RDP to non-admin account not working

    I can RDP to an account that is an admin account but not to a non-admin account.
    I have read to check the users and make sure the appropriate accounts have been added to the user list but the option to view or edit the user list is missing from my settings window:
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    is there something I can check/change in the reg editor or in group policies or something to make this appear or perhaps just to enable it directly for that account?
    For reference this appears the same if I'm logged in as admin or as non-admin. (have to give admin privileges anyway to see this window in the first place)
    Thanks to anyone who can help
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  2. sml156's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       04 Jun 2016 #2

    RDP will only work if you are signed in as an admin and also running the pro or enterprise version of Windows
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       05 Jun 2016 #3

    That is correct. Use either RealVNC or Teamviewer. Very few people use Microsoft's RDP these days.
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  4.    05 Jun 2016 #4

    bro67 said: View Post
    That is correct. Use either RealVNC or Teamviewer. Very few people use Microsoft's RDP these days.
    Hi there

    That's a load of "Little round objects" --nothing wrong with RDP if you have the correct version of Windows.

    Teamviewer is a 3rd party app that has had a few problems in its time. It has leaked account data etc -- I'd tend to avoid that one like the plague.

    VNC is fine (Tight VNC/ Real VNC) but this also depends on whether you can install the server on the remote machine - not always possible if its say a work computer. This needs to be installed on BOTH machines.

    The CLIENT (the machine you are on) for RDP can be any version of Windows, - Remote must be Enterprise or Pro.

    RDP also enables you to use local resources such as Sound etc on the remote computer (sound transferred from YOUR local machine) and local HDD's too.

    If you are on a WORK computer where you can't install stuff then a good system is to create a WAMP (Windows, Apache,MySQL,PHP) server on the remote machine and then you can simply access the remote via a bog standard Web browser. How to set this up is well beyond the scope of this post but there's loads of documentation on Google.

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