We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

terminal server question

officertango asked
I am running terminal server 2003 on windows 2003. When installed an application called Quickbook on the terminal server, something happen. When any users login to the terminal server, I see that qb.exe process started even though they do not have qb.exe launch. What did i do wrong? Did i instal it not correctly? I do not remember if i went into add/remove program and install it from there or just click on the setup.exe.


Watch Question

check if the program put a shortcut into the all users startup directory.

c:\documents and settings\all users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

also you can check the registry

do a search for qb.exe

if it's in any run folder under the HKey\users  just delete it.


yes, i see qb.exe is in startup. I went and delete. Does that mean if other users are login, qb.exe should not launch?
Also, should I have use add/remove program to accurately install application on terminal server? should i uninstall qb.exe and reinstall as add/remove program?


no if it's working you did it correctly :)

the thing is that the all users startup folder is basically running no matter who logs on.

especially on terminal server you want that only if you are 100% that it should run with all users.

if not you can set it to run on startup through the users profile or logon script or even gpo.

Explore More ContentExplore courses, solutions, and other research materials related to this topic.