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citrix vs terminal services

I am currently using citrix on server 2003 to share a few applications.  Is there any way to use just terminal services to share applications?  I want to set up a second server that will only have server 2003 and not citrix. I know how to set up server 2003 for terminal services.  But when I log in I get the whole desktop, how do I make it only share the application like citrix does?  
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bskinner1
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Dave_DietzCommented:
The only way to do this would be to set the shell for the desktop to whatever application you want to run instead of explorer.exe.  Not an elegant solution but it would work.

Dave Dietz
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bskinner1Author Commented:
I read somewhere that you could put a path in the remote desktop client to launch only the individual applications.  Is that true?  If not I assume most would recommend Citrix for sharing applications and not terminal services since it give you the whole desktop and then you have to launch the applications.  
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Dave_DietzCommented:
Learn something new every day.....  :)

Go into Administrative Tool->Terminal Services Configuration

Select Connections

Right-click RDP-Tcp and select Properties

Select the Environment tab

Set the Initial Program to what you want to run

I think this is what you're looking for....  :)

Dave Dietz
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tmorrison3Commented:
Remote Desktop can accomplish that YES. Open a connection and expand options
Go to PROGRAMS tab and you can specify the path and folder.
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Dave_DietzCommented:
Didn't tmorrison3 basically repeat what I said?

Dave Dietz
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harleyjdCommented:
No, you said how to do it from the server end, he said how to do it from the client end...

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Dave_DietzCommented:
Ahhh, looking back it is a lot clearer that way.....  :-)

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