Allowing RDP Access to a Citrix VDA


When a regular user is trying to RDP to a machine that is published in a Citrix environment (i.e. has VDA installed on it)

They receive an “Unauthorized …” error message

Typically, when you want to allow a user to RDP into any machine – you simply add them to the Remote Desktop Users group.


In the case of a Citrix VDA, you need to add the user into 2 groups:

  1. Remote Desktop Users
  2. Direct Access Users