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Is there any (implicit) difference of access right depending on whether

  1. I directly logon to a Win 7 system
  2. or whether I do this via a remote desktop connection

as the same user.

I wonder, because I cannot delete some files, message is that I "require permission from xyz to make changes to this folder". But this exactly the user I am using for the remote desktop connection.

The Win 7 system is not part of a domain, I use "computer\xyz" for login.

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Which files are you trying to delete? – surfasb Jul 29 '11 at 0:01
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There is no difference. Windows 7 does not have "remote" and "console" sessions as such, in laymens terms, it only has remote sessions, and then it attaches that remote session to your local keyboard/monitor/mouse.

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There is definitely some differences. For example try changing graphics properties from an RPD session... – Not Kyle stop stalking me Jul 28 '11 at 22:27
@Kyle - this is because of the driver that is loaded for display redirection. The actual session (that sits below the display driver) is the same. – Mark Henderson Jul 28 '11 at 22:44
@kyle: That has nothing to do with ACLs or the SRM, which would grant you those permissions. . . – surfasb Jul 29 '11 at 0:01
@Farseeker: If you are speaking about "console" you are talking about the admin mode of mstsc? 'mstsc /admin' – Robert Jul 29 '11 at 11:25

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