By Ellie / Last Updated March 23, 2022

How can I add standard user to RDP on Windows 10?

“When I was trying to Remote Desktop into a Windows 10 computer. I got the following error message: The connection was denied because the user account is not authorized for remote login. Seems my account has not been added to the user group. So how can I add my account as a standard user to RDP on Windows 10?”

Connection Denied Windows 10

How to allow standard user to RDP on Windows 10

This error normally happens when the computer you’re trying to connect to has not added you as a standard account for remote access. Therefore, here we offer you five methods to allow standard user to RDP on Windows 10.

Method 1. Add standard user in System Properties

Step 1. Press Win + R to invoke the Run dialog box. Then type in “sysdm.cpl” and hit OK to open System Properties.

Run Command Sysdm.cpl

Step 2. Go to the Remote tab, and then click Select Users.

Select Users

Step 3. Click Add.

Remote Desktop Users

Step 4. Enter the user name, click Check Names, and then click OK.

Groups Administrator User Name

Step 5. Restart your system for it to take effect.

Method 2. Create a new Security Group for Remote Desktop Services

Step 1. Press Win + R to invoke the Run dialog box, then type in “secpol.msc” and press OK.

Secpol

Step 2. Navigate here: Local Policies > Users Right Assignment. Find Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services on the right pane, and double-click it.

Allow Log on

Step 3. Check if the user name has listed here. If not, click Add User or Group.

Allow Log on Properties

Step 4. Enter the user name, and click OK.

Enter a User Name

Step 5. Restart your system for it to take effect.

Method 3. Add standard user in Local Users and Groups

 Step 1. Press Win + R to invoke the Run dialog box, then type in “lusrmgr.msc” and press OK.

Lusrmgr.msc

Step 2. Click Groups first, then double-click Remote Desktop Users. After this, click Add in the Remote Desktop Users Properties. Enter the object name in the box, click Check Names and then click OK.

Add Users to Local Users and Groups

Step 3. Restart your system for it to take effect.

Method 4. Add standard user to the remote user group in Computer Management

 Step 1. Right-click Start, find Computer Management, and open it.

Computer Management on Win 10

Step 2. Navigate here: Local Users and Groups > Groups > Remote Desktop Users.

Remote Desktop Users Group

Step 3. On the Remote Desktop Users Properties window, click Add.

Remote Desktop Users Properties

Step 4. Enter the object name and click Check Names, then click OK.

Add Users

Step 5. Then you can see the added user appearing here, click OK, and then Apply.

Added User

Method 5. Add standard user to RDP on Windows 10 via PowerShell

The final way is to Add Standard Users to RDP on Windows 10 using CMD.

Step 1. On the remote computer, right-click Start, and then choose Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Windows PowerShell Admin

Step 2. Type in the following command and press Enter:

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

Note: Replace USERNAME with the username of the account that you are adding.

Add Users CMD

Step 3. Close the Windows PowerShell and check to log in as the added user.

Try free & easy alternative to Remote Desktop Connection for Windows

If you feel the steps to add standard user to RDP to fix RDP error look complicated to you, you can try to use the free and easy third-party remote desktop software AnyViewer. It supports multiple Windows versions, including Windows 10. It’s worth mentioning that AnyViewer also supports iOS, which means that you are able to remotely access a computer from your iPhone or iPad. Next, let’s see how to use AnyViewer on PCs.

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Secure Download

Step 1. Download, install, launch AnyViewer on both computers.

Connect

Note: AnyViewer also has an iOS version, you can also remotely control your PC from your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 3. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 4. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

Free Editions

Step 5. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then click Remote control to achieve unattended remote access.

Connect to My Devices

Note: If you want to assign more devices to achieve unattended remote access, then you can upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan. Also, you can connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer.

Pro Edition

Conclusion

This post mainly introduces five methods to allow standard user to RDP on Windows 10. If you think these methods are too complicated for you, we also provide you with another option. You can use the free and easy third-party remote desktop software AnyViewer, which is regarded as the best RDP alternative.