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how do i create an rdp file that automatically launches an app once user logins to the server?

I created an RDP file for a user that logins automatically to the server. But i would like an app to launch automatically without the user having to double click the icon.  How can I do that?  the server and user are on the same LAN.

also, how do I enable RDP access for my users?
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Batch file
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Here look for instructions.
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You could have a look at remoteapp its buildin in 2008

http://certcollection.org/forum/topic/55569-introducing-remoteapp-and-desktop-connections/

please note that the web part is optional.
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Why don't you make the user profile on the server opens the app upon logon? Do you need to make in the RDP itself?

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P-Nuts: supported under small business server 2008 edition as well?

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ehabsalem: didn't think about that. i'll try that as well.

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P-Nuts: will it work if i just have remoteapp on windows 7 and not on the server?
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This will work on the server where you made this setting. Once user logs using RDP the program will run.

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ehabsalem: where/how do i make that user profile setting?
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I think it's included in sbs too.

You can't run it on win7 clients as you need terminal server for it.

I do want to raise a concern. In sbs the exchange and domain controller role is on one machine. I would not allow users to go in using terminal services. That 1 server dies all in your network and with normal users getting in you open it up for a lot of trouble.

Is it sbs premium then why not install 2008 server on one of other machines. As you have the license.

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