Force user to use terminal services

Posted on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a user in a remote location and do not want him to do anything locally. I want to force him to use RDP only. He is running Windows XP and we are running Windows 2003 server. It is a domain environment.
Question by:nitwits09
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    Starting the remote login process is easy, just put the remote desktop application in his startup group. Locking down the rest of the desktop can be done using policy before the PC is deployed.

    However if you really don't want them to do anything with the desktop, the best bet may be to buy him a thin client. These are generally lightweight PCs running windows or linux that can't do much of anything besides running remote desktop. They are also very cheap and low energy compared to a conventional PC.
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    Perhaps a thin client with Windows CE or Embedded would be best

    Author Comment

    Thanks! I will work on it either Tuesday or Wednesday.
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    by:Brian B (TBone2K)
    Another asker posted a similar question later that might be of help to you as well:

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    Thanks! This was exactly what I needed.

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