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Windows 7 - Remote desktop to run application without the RDP

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Hello experts,

Would it be possible to run an application from the RDP session without actually running the RDP in the background similar to a citrix session with published applications?  I have a few users who only need to run a few applications and don't need the RDP running in the back ground.  Just curious if this can be done.
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hello and greetings.

windows server terminal service can be use.

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/W2K3_server_roles.htm#Terminal%20Server
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You can do this with Windows 2008.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730673%28WS.10%29.aspx

Earlier versions of the server require the likes of Citrix I'm afraid.
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Sorry - I was under the impression that you were after a way to publish a seamless appilcation from a server.
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Not a problem.  I didn't explain it clearly in my original post.  I was trying to get an application to run on the user's end without having the remote desktop running.  This seems to did it for what I was after.  I guess the only issue is that I can only run one application at a time and can't run more than one.

What you posted was more of what I wanted, since you can have multiple applications running.  However, this won't be possible until I setup windows 2008 server.

Thanks for the help.
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Thanks for the advice on using windows 2008 server.  I will look into that once I can set that up.  However, that gave me an idea and was able to set it up using windows 7 as a test and temporary workaround.
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You're more than welcome. I wouldn't be too much assistance on the Win 7 method, but if you want any assistance on the 2008 method, just holler :)
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Thank you for the points. Very generous given I didn't really answer your question.

Good luck going forwards.
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