Posted on 2013-11-14
i am trying to get Remote desktop to run a program on connection in win7.
I open remote desktop connection, and go to the Programs tab, then put a check in
"start the following program on connection"
then in the
"program path and file name"
in that box i tried this
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE"
and in the
"Start in the following folder"
so I put this in that box.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\"
then I connect to the test win7 pc, and it just connects to the pc, but doesn't run word. Since this didn't work, I thought maybe it is my path, so I tried
and tried opening notepad
but that didn't work.
So on the computer I am remoteing into, I created a folder and made a simple batch file in it that runs word. On the computer that I am remoting into, I tested the batch file, and it ran fine. so on the computer that I am running remote desktop on, i tried this
with the target folder being
that didn't work either
for all of this, I tried putting the path and start folder in quotes, and not putting it in quotes. neither works,
So, any ideas what i am missing?