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Force user to use terminal services

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.
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Brian BIndependant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
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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GovvyCommented:
Perhaps a thin client with Windows CE or Embedded would be best
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nitwits09Author Commented:
Thanks! I will work on it either Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Brian BIndependant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Another asker posted a similar question later that might be of help to you as well:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Misc/Q_27419428.html
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nitwits09Author Commented:
Thanks! This was exactly what I needed.
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