Deploy .rdp file through GPO

Posted on 2010-11-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
If I need to deploy .rdp file to end users through GPO, how can I achieve that.
I know how to deploy an MSI file through GPO, but not an rdp file.

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KenMcF earned 333 total points
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You can do this through Group Policy Pref, either create a shortcut to the file or copy the file.


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I know that w2008 TS has an option to create windows installer package for the application to be deployed.

But what is the difference in TS RemoteApp between:
Creating RDP file
and creating windows installer package

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in the right pane you can see:
deploy rdp file and deploy windows installer package
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in remote app:
what s the difference between creating .rdp file and windows installer package?

also what is this link for? when do we use it?
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any update to my last comment?

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ms-pro earned 167 total points
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is almost the same the installer package will locate the file som where you chooce under the installation ( i think the default location is desktop) and the .rdp file will be locate it where ever you locate it. the installer maybe more pouplre soultion because you can deploy the package via software dis. policy....

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1- I don't get it.
It doesn't make sense to me. Why would someone use another tool to repackage .rdp file inside and MSI file and deploy for instance with GPO, instead of using the existing option of  creating windows installer package for the application to be deployed,and this also would make an MSI that we can deploy through GPO.

2- I also don't understand what will achieve when configuring File item mentioned on the link you gave me:
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KenMcF earned 333 total points
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With the link I provided you can create the .rdp file in the console just like in the screen shot you posted. Put the .rdp file on a central file share and use GPP to copy that rdp file to any users computer you want by using a GPO linked to the OU the users are in.

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