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How do I disable a computer from using Remote Desktop Connection rather than a user? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey,

    Can I disable a computer rather than a user from using Remote Desktop Connection (RDC)? The computer can be windows 7, or XP professional

    Thanks for any assistance. I hope I posted in the right category.

    Andrew


    Andrew Moss

    Friday, July 12, 2013 9:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can use GPO - Group policy Object to restrict users from executing RDP connectivity.


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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:23 AM
    • Marked as answer by Soh.M Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:38 AM
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:23 AM

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  • Right Click My Computer  --> Properties --> Remote Settings --> Select Dont allow Connections to this computer

    Friday, July 12, 2013 9:33 PM
  • Hello Srikanth,

    Actually what I was trying to do is restrict a computer from connecting to a terminal server session, not a user.

    Thanks again for helping.

    Andrew


    Andrew Moss

    Friday, July 12, 2013 9:38 PM
  • Hi Andrew,

    The simplest way would be to use a firewall - either on the client to block outbound RDP traffic, or on the remote machine to block incoming RDP traffic from the client's hostname/IP.

    You could also look at using software restriction policies in Group Policy to block the execution of mstsc.exe although that might be overkill depending on your environment.

    Cheers,

    Matt


    Matt Denham | Systems Engineer | BOM Group Ltd.

    Monday, July 15, 2013 1:19 PM
  • Hi,

    You can use GPO - Group policy Object to restrict users from executing RDP connectivity.


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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:23 AM
    • Marked as answer by Soh.M Thursday, October 3, 2013 6:38 AM
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:23 AM