Add User to Remote Desktop Users Group in Windows 10

February 13th, 2019 by Admin Leave a reply »

By default, only the administrative users are allowed to remotely connect to your Windows 10 PC through remote desktop connection (RDP). In this tutorial we’ll show you different ways to add non-Administrative user to Remote Desktop Users group in Windows 10 and grant remote desktop access.

Method 1: Add User to Remote Desktop Users Group via Settings App

  1. Open the Settings app and go to System -> Remote Desktop. Click on the Select users that can remotely access this PC link on the right side.

  2. When the Remote Desktop Users dialog opens, click on Add.

  3. Click on Advanced.

  4. Click on Find Now and then select any user account you want to add to the “Remote Desktop Users” group, and click OK.

  5. Click OK and you’re done.

Method 2: Add User to Remote Desktop Users Group via lusrmgr.msc

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box, then type lusrmgr.msc and hit Enter.

  2. Expand Local Users and Groups -> Groups in the left pane, then double-click the “Remote Desktop Users” group in the right pane.

  3. In the Remote Desktop Users Properties window, click on Add.

  4. Click on Advanced.

  5. Click on the Find Now button, then select a user account you want to add as a member of the Remote Desktop Users group and click OK.

  6. Click OK and you’ve successfully added a non-Administrative user to Remote Desktop Users group.

Method 3: Add User to Remote Desktop Users Group via Command Prompt

  1. Open up the Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Type the following command and hit Enter. Replace the “UserName” with the actual user account you want to add to Remote Desktop Users group.

    net localgroup "Remote Desktop Users" "UserName" /add

    If you need to remove a user from the Remote Desktop Users group, run this command:

    net localgroup "Remote Desktop Users" "UserName" /delete

Method 4: Add User to Remote Desktop Users Group via PowerShell

  1. Open up the elevated PowerShell.
  2. To grant Remote Desktop access to a user, you can add it to the Remote Desktop Users group by executing this command:

    Add-LocalGroupMember -Group "Remote Desktop Users" -Member "UserName"

    When you want to remove a user from Remote Desktop Users, run the following command:

    Remove-LocalGroupMember -Group "Remote Desktop Users" -Member "UserName"

That’s it!