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I'm looking for instructions as to how to setup a Terminal Server running Windows 2008 R2 in a locked-down configuration. I only want the users to be able to run a single application and there should be no Internet browsing from the system.

Is this possible, and if so, how?
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Have you explored using remote apps instead then?  Remote apps uses the same technology, but exposes single applications as opposed to an entire session.
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The app in question is a Visual Foxpro one. Is this a candidate for being run remotely? I'm concerned about bandwidth, quite a few users...
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The app doesn't run on the computer requesting the remote app, it runs on the server, just as it would in a remote desktop session.  Each application is unique, but remote apps is free to implement and try.  Might as well give it a test to see if that would work for your application.

Otherwise, you can use group policy to lock down the remote desktop session, though it may not hit all the points you're requesting.  If these TS users are also desktop users, you might want to create a specific "user.name.ts" account for terminal services and apply the strict access GPO to that OU and account, as to not impact access logged onto an actual workstation with their normal account.
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Do you have a URL that would be a good start to learn more about Remote Apps?
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If you wish to implement an user-lockdown-group-policy at a group of servers only (your terminal-server) , you can create the user-GPO at the device-OU within the AD and activate the loop-back policy.
With activated loop-back policy processing the user-GPO's are processed although the OU -they bound to- is from a device.
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Thanks, I'm implementing a RemoteApps environment!
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Cool.  Good luck with your implementation!
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Thank you, I much appreciate your help!

Now I've posted a new question regarding restricting access to drives and folders on the host machine from within the RemoteApp. Any ideas on that?
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