RDP icon, start IE with specific URL as only program launched


What path and run as information should I use in a RDP icon 'Programs' tab option so that IE is the only program started and it intially starts at a URL that I define.

I want to deploy to a few users this RDP icon so that only IE start and they use the web app.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:

e.g. "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "http://www.google.co.uk"
John KratzerCommented:
If this is on a PC and you only want it to run IE, you can change the shell to iexplorer.exe http://urlpath

Here is a site that has the regkey you have to change...http://www.revolunet.com/snippets/snippet/change-windows-default-shell-replace-explorer.

If the users just need an icon that will take them straight into an application from a web site, check out the documentation on tsweb.
amerretzAuthor Commented:

I get the following error , see uploaded image

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amerretzAuthor Commented:
Im using a Windows Server 2008 R2 OS
amerretzAuthor Commented:
And it is a terminal server
amerretzAuthor Commented:
The command works fine when I connect to a 2003 server, just doesnt work when connecting to 2008
Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
I tried it and I got the same error.  If you click on the HELP button on that error, it tells you what you need to do: you have to add IE to the RemoteApp Programs list.

But, I also found a "Step by Step" guide on MS's Technet site that explains how to set up RemoteApps:

Here is the section on adding programs to the RemoteApp Programs list:

I hope this helps.

amerretzAuthor Commented:
Thanks all working well!
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