create rdp as a msi or rdp

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I have a client taht has about 20 people that need rdp fro a specific app. They see that they can create the app as a rdp or MSI what is teh difference
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a .rdp file is a remote desktop file. This is used to remote into another computer. mstsc.exe is the program that would use this file, the rdp file just contains settings for the remote connection.

an .msi file is an installer file. this could be almost anything, but it is just what it sounds like, a file that is used to start an install process.

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So why would you do one over the other on the creation for app through ts

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sorry, but you may have to elaborate a bit. It sounds like they are working off a terminal server, but what do you mean by they are creating an app? Are they just saving something from a program? If so what are they saving, i would assume a .msi would be the better choice since the rdp is going to literally try and connect you to a server. If they are working from a terminal server it may just be picking up the .rdp option since you are working through mstsc.

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ok they are using ST and in ts there is a way to create a MSI or RDP that you can give to clients vs having them go to msts or rdp and they just get the software open
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if you  just need to create a shortcut for them to remote into the terminal server, just go to mstsc, configure all the settings as they should be, and save it as XXXX.rdp. You can then send this .rdp file to anyone who needs to remote into the terminal server. As long as they have XP or greater, the rdp will automatically work. I believe 2000 or earlier may need to have the mstsc client installed.

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