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Under Windows 8 (latest Windows 8 Release Preview) System properties → Remote, the "remote desktop" group is missing.

This group is where you define which RDP clients are allowed to connect to your system. This anomaly prevents me from defining a RDP host on this machine.

I am looking for the cause of this thing. Any ideas?

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Are you using Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 Pro has Remote Desktop Server feature not Windows 8. –  Ganesh R. Oct 21 '12 at 13:16
Are you a full admin on the box? –  Lizz Dec 5 '12 at 6:53
First, what happens if you create the group yourself? Second, upgrade to the official version now that it's out. –  imtheman Feb 14 '13 at 0:17

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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions :

Windows 8 Pro is comparable to Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate and is targeted towards enthusiasts and business users; it includes all the features of Windows 8. Additional features include the ability to receive Remote Desktop connections

This means that the windows 8 version (non pro) is unable to receive RDP connection.

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