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I've seen Server 2003 login prompt windows embedded in a browser window, is this still possible with Server 2008 R2? It looks like they've jazzed it up.

What I'm doing is hosting an access Database on a virtual machine that is accesible via a URL, the idea is the user opens the site, authenticates and then my DB opens on start up.
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by:phillipnor
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Is there any way to hack this so that the user is presented with one login prompt and sent to a specific terminal? I'd love to see the classic windows login prompt in the center of the webpage that logs them straight into the server, but can this be done?
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Ayman Bakr earned 2000 total points
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So you are saying that you don't like the default login screen in Windows 2008 R2 and you would like it to show the GINA login screen? Bear in mind that Windows 2003 had a GINA login screen (a box with the Win logo and fields for entering the username, password and domain). However in Windows 2008 there is no more similar box and the fields are directly part of the screen.
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Spot on and thank you, I'll stop trying that then! I'm liking remote app now I've looked more.

I'm still a little stuck though, must be really easy:

I connect to the VM that's hosting RDWeb via browser https://<Hostname>/RDWeb and login which works (also works from out side).

I have Access showing in my list of apps but when I open it and attempt to login my credentials fail? Same ones I used to get in the first screen. I figure this will be really easy but I'm just missing something. As it's all to  be hosted on the same VM I can't see why I'd need RD GW (role is installed and configured). As they've already logged into the first screen it'd be nice not to authenticate again, one login is best.

So, RDWeb is on the VM, RemoteApp is also on there, what am I missing> I found this but unsure what to put in the file:

If you selected One or more RemoteApp sources, you must specify a connection name and a connection ID. The connection name is used to identify RemoteApp and Desktop Connection provided by the RD Web Access server to the user. To specify the connection name and connection ID, on the RD Web Access server, open the %windir%\web\RDWeb\App_Data\RDWebAccess.config file in a text editor, such as Notepad.
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Also, I can not browse to https://<hostname>/rpc .. no redirect in IIS.
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What a dorris! Had RD GW server set, changed to auto and straight in : )
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As always! Nice one : )
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