Allow Remote User to RDP to a specific workstation

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RDP
Remote desktop
Remote Desktop Protocol
How do we allow Remote access to a specific user WITHOUT having to add a that user to the Remote Desktop Users group. I do not want to give this user RDP access to every PC on our network.  We accomplished this by creating a Local user account, then adding that local user account to the Remote Desktop Users group. Example: on UserPC, we create a UserPCUserName account - we then add the UserPCUserName account into the Remote Desktop Users group in Group Policy.  Now, when we look on DomainNameServerA to see who has remote access, we do not see UserPCUserName listed, because DomainNameServerAcannot resolve the username of UserPCUserName. As I said, this works, but it is very cumbersome, and it seems to me there should be an easier way with Group Policy.

Software/Hardware used:
XP Professional

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Do do this via group policy, create a new GPO, putting the user into the Remote Desktop users group. Setup a WMI filter for the policy which limits it to only take effect on the computer or computers in question.

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  • 804TECH
    You can also use LG.exe from JoeWare.net: http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/lg/ So to grant a user YOURDOMAINjoe access to RDP to a computer called COMPUTER1, you would use an admin account to run this command:
    lg.exe "\COMPUTER1Remote Desktop Users" YOURDOMAINjoe /add
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  • 804TECH
    Okay...I'll try that one last time:
    lg.exe “\COMPUTER1Remote Desktop Users” YOURDOMAIN\joe /add
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  • 804TECH
    Geez...sorry for the multiple posts...this site doesn't really like a single backslash:
    lg.exe “\\COMPUTER1\Remote Desktop Users” YOURDOMAIN\joe /add
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