WSE 2012 is targeted at small businesses. In small businesses, like ours, it is not unusual for the “server” to also be someone’s workstation. After 2 days of searching, I finally found where in the WSE 2012 group policy manager the Allow log on locally policy ended up. Once I found the policy command, I found it works just like it always did. Its really buried deep now. To find it:
1. Invoke the Group Policy Management Editor from the command line or power shell using the command gpmc.msc. This command invokes a Group Policy Management window.
2. In the Group Policy Management window Click Group Policy Management
3. Click Forest <yourforestname>.local
4. Click Domains
5. Click <yourdomainname>.local
6. Click Group Policy Objects
7. Click Default Domain Controllers Policy
8. Right Click on Default Domain Controllers Policy and select Edit by click. This opens a Group Policy Management Editor window.
9. In the Group Policy Management Editor window, click Default Domain Controllers Policy (<yourservername>.<yourdomainname>)
10. Click Computer Configuration
11. Click Policies
12. Click Windows Settings
13. Click Security Settings
14. Click Local Policies
15. Click User Rights Assignments. This causes the right pane in the opens a Group Policy Management Editor window to populate with a list on policies.
16. In the right pane in the opens a Group Policy Management Editor window double click Allow log on locally. This opens an Allow log on locally Properties window.
17. In the Allow log on locally Properties window click the button Add User or Group.. This opens an Add User or Group window.
18. In the Add User or Group window type the name to be added or click Browse.. to search for a name.
19. After a valid user or group name is typed into the edit box in the Add User or Group window click OK. This brings you back to the Allow log on locally Properties window .
20. Repeat steps 17-19 to add more users or groups if needed.
21. After all users and groups have been added to this policy click on OK or APPLY in the Allow log on locally Properties window.
22. Close the remaining Group Policy Management window and child windows and return where you started at the command line prompt or power shell prompt.
23. At the prompt type gpupdate /force to apply the policy.
This may not be the most direct route but it works.
*************** On the Desktop
Right click Computer > Properties > Remote > Select User > Add > Advance > Find Now >
Select any user and click Ok.