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Launch Client's Remote Desktop Application by Web Link

Posted on 2007-12-06
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I would like to setup a web page that a user could click a link that would launch their Remote Desktop application, pre-configured with IP Address and Screen Size.  I have thought about saving an RDP file on the web server, but have been unable to get the page to open this, like you would with a WAV file, PDF, etc.

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by:darron_chapman
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This worked fine for me... what kind of webserver are you running and what happens when you try to open the rdp file from the site?  You might need to add a mime type so the server knows how to handle the rdp file.
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by:aaeandcee
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I'm running a Windows 2003 server with IIS.  How would I add the MIME type?  I currently have the file located in the TSWeb directory.
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It worked for me on Apache, when I went tried to download it from a server running IIS, I got a page not found error.  To fix that do the following:

Right click on your website in IIS Manager and click properties
Click the HTTP Headers tab
Click MIME Types
Click New...
Extension is RDP and MIME type is application/rdp
Click OK, OK, OK

When I did that the RDP file downloaded just fine...


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