How do I login directly to remote desktop?

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a computer running Windows XP that has a very small HD.  Upon login to Windows, I'd like it to login directly to a remote desktop session.  I don't want the user to have any other option other than to use the remote desktop.

We have a terminal server running on Windows 2008 Server.

Please let me know if you know how to do this, or have a similar solution.

Question by:rotech_IT
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    Open a remote desktop connection window, click options, select the necessary settings, put in the username and password, then click save as. put the file in a folder like c:\windows and then create a link and put it in the startup folder
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    The only way to stop them from using the local workstation is to lock it down with group policy.  otherwise they can just logoff and be on the local machien.
    Its not secure to not force them to enter logon info, i would avoid that at all costs. Simply only give them a Remote desktop icon. Remove all start items, desktop item.
    disable right click on start menu, desktop
    disable run menu .. etc etc..   leave them with no options to do on the local machine.
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    Both very helpful and quick to respond.  Thanks!  Give me a bit to set this up and I will assign points accordingly!  Thanks again.
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    by:Sam Cohen
    Right-click on MyComputer choose Manage, Go to the User folder.
    Open up respect user properties, There should be a start up or execute section edit, that you can do for each user.

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