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Launch a Terminal Server Session from a hyperlink in SharePoint.

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I use the following VB code to launch a TS session with a button in an MS Access form:

Shell ("mstsc.exe")

Two things......I need to do this from a hyperlink in Sharepoint and I also need a specific TS opened ("XX.XXX.X.XX")

As always, your assistance is appreciated.
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,

1. Create a document library
2. Open "mstsc.exe" locally and create connection files for each connection point (using save as)
3. Upload the .rdp files to the library
4. Create / use links to these files
5. Update web application trusted mime types using Powershell script:
$webApplication = Get-SPWebApplication "http:/yourwebapplicationurl" 
$webAppApplication.AllowedInlineDownloadedMimeTypes.Add("application/x-rdp")
$webApplication.Update() 

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That should do the trick.

HTH
Rainer
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by:EMCIT
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This is excellent Rainer! One more on the wish list though. If you like I can create a new question so you get double points......Can I pass username and password from the SharePoint session to the rdp file?
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,
more points would always be welcome, but in this case the answer would be short ;-)

First passing the password would not be possible as Sharepoint has no clue about it.
Second passing anything else (e.g. address or user name) would require to have a programmatic solution which generates the RDP file on-the-fly.

HTH
Rainer
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Thanks very much
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