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Upon reconnecting to Terminal Server (win 2003 server) same desktop with open programs always shows up

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I am somewhat of a newbie to Terminal Services. My understanding is that when you create the terminal server, it sets up the desktop, as it is/was at the time of making the machine a terminal server?

I thought I only had a few program's installed when I made it a terminal server. At some point, I'm not sure when, I realized that whenever I login to the terminal server as administrator, I always endup with my visual foxpro application open and on the desktop. Regardless of whether I close the application, then logoff, the application always ends up open and exactly where it was. I thought this would be the behavior only if I disconnect, not if I logoff.

How can I get my VFP application go away, upon initial login to TS?

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by:bbao
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disconnecting a remote desktop session does not mean terminating remote running applications (procedures) and the user interface, logging off means to terminate all the things of an active user. you understand the concepts well.

so if your VFP application keeps all the things exactly where it was, it must use its saved user profile. AFAIK, it should be FOXUSER.* files, the most famous one of them is FOXUSER.DBF which stores the custom settings to your application. well, backup the current FOXUSER.* files and delete them, then see what happens, the problems might disappear.

as for the automatic loading issue of VFP while logging in as administrator, i guess you might have a related item under Start/Programs/Startup menu, please have a check.

hope it helps,
bbao
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by:david_schlesinger
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thanks. in the meantime i had uninstalled vfp, then, i was getting a message at startup that it couldn't find foxuser.dbf and foxuser.fpt. Then I checked and foxuser.dbf and foxuser.fpt were referenced in startup - so I deleted them.

When I get a chance I will try to reinstall VFP. I don't want it to start automatically or remain open.
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so it seems that i guessed right. please let us know how is it then. cheers,
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by:david_schlesinger
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Thanks bbao,

Once I deleted the foxuser.fpt and dbf from startup the app started normally. At some point when I reinstall, I assume that it won't somehow automatically add foxuser.dbf and fpt to startup as part of the install. I'll post again if that happens


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> At some point when I reinstall, I assume that it won't somehow automatically add foxuser.dbf and fpt to startup as part of the install

what kind of program you are referring to here? VFP from MS CDROM or VFP application from an ISV?
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