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Terminal Services Configuration

dgreer1201 asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I'm fairly new to Terminal Services..........so I may be missing something obvious here.
We are implementing a new ERP system for our company.  Most of the clients will be using a regular desktop shortcut to the system from their PC.
However..........we will have a few users who will be working from home/traveling salesmen that will occasionally need access into the ERP system.
I have setup a SSL VPN connection for all of those users, and that is working fine.  I have also installed Terminal Services on our Windows Server 2003 box.  I have configured the settings on it for a license server, and also purchased/installed CAL's.

In addition, I have gone in to several of the users AD profile, under Environment, and configured it to start the ERP application upon login.  This seems to be working great...........as I can log into the server as their username........and it correctly opens up the ERP application.

However.............what I am confused about is..........that is the ONLY thing it opens.  They do not even have a Start menu, task bar, etc.  There is absolutely nothing there..........only the ERP application.  Maybe this is by design, I don't know.  But it seems a little confusing not even having a start menu or taskbar..........even for me.  I know that it will definately confuse the end users.

Is there a way to change this?  I know that I have read different places on the internet that a user needs to properly log off..........and not just disconnect the RDP session..........else that session will still continue to run on the system, tying up resources.  But at this point, that is the only way to close the RDP session.
Anything else I really need to be looking at configuring/changing, since I just got this installed and setup?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide!
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