Disabled Run Comman in Terminal Server

Posted on 2006-05-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
When users log onto the Terminal Server, the RUN command is disabled thru group policy I believe. I would like one AD user to have access to the Run command, im sure this can be done thru group policy i'm just not sure as to where it is and how to change it.

Question by:focusen
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    Well, there are certainly ways to do this though Group Policy by assigning that user to a new OU which has a different policy.  However, there's a much simpler way if the RUN command is not really disabled, but is actually just removed from the START menu (which is a common practice).

    If this is the case, you can log onto the Terminal Server with the Administrator Manager account specific to this server (if you added your TS according to the prescribed methods described in or the builtin local administrator account.  Then, you should be able to see the RUN command on the START Menu.  

    Holding down the Ctrl key, drag the RUN command onto your desktop.  Then move that shortcut to the Desktop folder in the profile for the user (ie, C:\Documents and Settings\UserWhoUsesRun\Desktop).

    Then, right click to open the Properties > Security > Advanced.  That particular user should now have "Full Control" of the object, so you will want to add a DENY entry for that user and only check the "Delete" box.  This will prevent them from accidently deleting the link from their desktop, so you won't have to go through this a second time!  :-)

    If you have roaming profiles configured, of course you would place the Run link in the desktop folder wherever that profile happens to reside.


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