Windows 2008 Terminal server "Initial Program"

Dear Experts,

Windows 2008 Terminal server, always starts the “Initial Program” configured in RDP-TCP Properties > Environment  even when I use the mstsc /admin rather than a mstsc without the /admin.  I want this Initial program to start for all users, except when I need to get in the box to administer it ...etc

This is not the case in Windows 2003.  In Windows 2003, an mstsc /admin (or /console) only starts the standard explorer shell.
Apparently this was an "Improvement" in 2008 over 2003.

How can I achieve the preferred behaviour that 2003 did over the current "Improvement" with the least amount of changes to my system?  I do not wish to create group policies or any advanced settings.

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Pedro GamaCitrix AdminCommented:
well, the easier way is throught GPO. If you just want to start that specific program in non-administrator user accounts:
2 - FILE - ADD REMOVE SNAP-IN - In the left pane, select Group Policy Object Editor - click on the Add button;
3 - Click Browse / Click on the Users tab, select Non-Administrators, and click on OK.

Just click OK and in the MMC Console window, click on File (Menu bar) and Save As (something like non-administrator-group-policy)

Then you'll just have to open this policy, expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, and Logon and configure the policy "Run these programs at user logon".

Any program configured here will start when a user that is not a local administrator.

You can then log on with administrator for instance and perform any task you require.

Hope it helps,

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