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

Posted on 2011-02-17
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HI,

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.

Thanks.
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e.g. "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "http://www.google.co.uk"
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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.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdwebconn.mspx
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I get the following error , see uploaded image


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Im using a Windows Server 2008 R2 OS
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And it is a terminal server
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The command works fine when I connect to a 2003 server, just doesnt work when connecting to 2008
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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:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730673(WS.10).aspx

Here is the section on adding programs to the RemoteApp Programs list:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730673(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_AddPrograms

I hope this helps.

Alicia
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Thanks all working well!
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