Random Windows XP Tip

I recently upgraded a couple Windows 2000 machines to XP Pro and discovered that Remote Desktop didn’t work (login attempts always yielded a message about my profile not having permission) even when properly turned on under the Remote tab in System Properties. It turns out that you have to go into to Local Security Settings application and set “/Local Policies/User Rights Assignment/Allow logon through Terminal Services” to the users you want (or simply Administrators if you want to match the XP standard).

Kind of a pain, but I learned about Local Security Settings in the process of solving the problem and that should prove very useful down the road at work.