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Configuring a User Account to automatically commence a Terminal Server session on logon.

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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!
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You first need to allow the TS to auto login users. TS Config, Logon Settings. Leave "use client provided" checked, but uncheck "always prompt for password"

Then you can open the rdp client (you're using the internal RDP client?), click options, enter the username, password and domain, then save it to the \documents and settings\%username\start menu\programs\startup\ folder.

As soon as they log in it starts up and goes straight in, fully authenticated.

You will need to manage password changes though - it will prompt for a new password if it has been changed, but it will not save it in the shortcut...



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