Send a message when users are connected to the RDS Server

Posted on 2011-03-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I've got a RDS Server with Remoteapp.
From the console you can send messages to users.
When a user connect to the server, i want that the RDS Server send a message automatically to the user, is it possible ?

Question by:Mathias75000
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by:Ernie Beek
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There should be a GPO for that:

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options

These two settings:

Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to logon
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to logon
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Glen Knight earned 400 total points
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Easiest thing is to use the Task Scheduler.

Create a new task and set the trigger as At Logon, then under actions select display a message, enter the message details and save the task.

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Thanks both of you, it's usefull !
but unfortunately it doesn't work with remoteApp ...
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by:Glen Knight
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You mean the web interface?
In that case, no it's not possible.
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ID: 35164167
not the web interface, not session host, I mean RemoteApp !
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by:Glen Knight
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RemoteApp is delivered through the web interface or through the RDP client with specific settings and is populated on the start menu as applications only rather than desktops.

As I said, unless you are loggin on directly to the server using a full Remote Desktop Session or a Console Session there is no way to display a message.

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Strange because from the console it works !
Are you sure that RemoteApp is delivered through the web interface ?
I'm not using Remote web access, more over IIS roles services are not installed and RemoteApp is working fine through RDP or MSI package deployed.
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by:Glen Knight
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I said Web Interface or through RDP.

You still connect to the RDP client but you run an isolated session instead of a full desktop session.

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ok thanks for the info.
you answered my questions :)


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