Configuring a User Account to automatically commence a Terminal Server session on logon.
Posted on 2004-09-30
I have remote users that I would like to log directly into a terminal server, instead of starting a local PC session (i.e. when a person logs onto a Windows XP client, a session on a terminal server is automatically started - without them needing to start the "Remote Desktop Connection" application) The problem is that they need to logon to the system(s) twice, which is frustrating and confusing to them. Ideally I would like to know if it's possible to configure a User's account (and / or their PC) so that when they do log onto the Domain, that a session is automatically opened up on the actual terminal server for them - if the terminal server is not available, then they would drop back to the local PC.
I am under the impression that this is not possible, however, when I think of how a "diskless" pc boots and establishes a terminal server session for the client - it must be possible!