Terminal Services Application mode security hole?


We have a Windows 2000 Terminal Server installed in Application Mode.

When a user log's in they are presented with Word only (No start bar etc just word) as setup in the Environment tab.

However if you get the open dialog box up and RHMC on My Computer it displays this message (Below) and then the windows Shell apears.

How do I stop this as it is a bit of a secuiry issue?

Cannot find the file '/e,/idlist,:1392:2320,'(or one of its components). Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libuiraries are available.


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I'm not sure what tyou mean by RHMC. Could you expand on that?

pforemanAuthor Commented:
Sorry.. ;-)

Right Hand Mouse Click

OK, I get it now. :)

So after the error message comes up, users are given a command prompt window? If so you could set up the machine to allow only allowed applications to run, or not to run.

In a domain create a GPO or in a stand alone system you can use gpedit.msc. Any...

In a GPO locate 'User Configuration' -> 'Administrative Templates' -> 'System' and then there are two options to set. You can use 'Run only allowed Windows Applications' or you could try 'Don't run specified Windows applications'.

Under 'Don't run specified Windows applications' you could add cmd.exe or under 'Run only allowed Windows Applications' you could enter winword.exe

Hope that helps
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pforemanAuthor Commented:
No not a command prompt. After clicking on OK it then gives me the rest of the windows enviroment. (IE the start menu/desktop etc)

Sorry, I totally misunderstood.

But did you try making changes to 'Run only allowed Windows Applications'? You could also deny access to "explorer.exe" through 'Don't run specified Windows applications' . That is the program that brings up the windows desktop.

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pforemanAuthor Commented:
Sorry been away.  I will try it out next week.

pforemanAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry for forgetting this post I have had issues!
I have not had time to look at this so I will accept jeffrash's answer and close the question.

Sorry :o)
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