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Remote Desktop - Run one application only!

Hi everyone,

My question is, how do I configure a Remote Desktop connection to my 2003 SBS Enterprise Server to access only ONE specific application and deny access to all other applications and to disallow use of the start button, or any means of accessing the system other than the prescribed application (which will be setup as read only).

Basically what I want is this specific user to run one application and NOTHING else and be prevented from accessing any other part of the server etc.

many thanks
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bushsubaru
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bushsubaru
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Sinder255248Commented:
What about redirecting the start menu to nothing, and cleaning it out completelly.  Take all icons off the desktop, then under the mstsc application set it to start application on startup.  This will only give the user access to that one application.  You might also want to add the logoff option to the Startbar so I wouldn't remove it.
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Network_Data_SupportCommented:
use group policy to lock the server down and remove everything from the start menu apart from logoff and place a shortcut on the desktop to the application that needs to be used.

you want to go through all the settings in group policy and disable browsing via network and remove all the drives from my computer just lock it down completly
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thecomputerdocsCommented:
There is a group policy settings to "allow only the specified applications".
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bushsubaruAuthor Commented:
Mmmmm It seems that the solution is more in keeping with Acoms Razor "The simplest solution tends to be the correct one"

One of our junior techies here advised "it is not necessary to go to the lengths advised by the experts" - just go to the properties ogf the SBSUser and set the environment to run a specific application. This has the effect of excluding all other settings and applications and then logs out when finished - PERFECT!

What do you guys think!
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Network_Data_SupportCommented:
if thats what you want do it .  terminal servers can be an easy way onto the network soo i would lock it down anyway
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