Need a terminal server user to logon directly to the application once authenticated

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 setup with Terminal Server
- I have a dedicated app that the remote user can see and is able to run the application
- However, the RDP connection allows them to see the entire server desktop in addition to the icon they need to click to run the app.

How can I have a user login to the terminal session and bring them right into the application instead of them clicking on an icon once they established the connection?

It's very possible that we did not install Terminal Server services prior to installing the application that we want remote users to connect to. If this is the case, is there a workaround instead of having to uninstall and reinstall.
Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAsked:
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MacleanSystem EngineerCommented:
Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
We are not in a domain. We have a certificate but not installed. We're stuck in the very first section
Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
I'll review this article in more depth.
We have an alias setup at the registrar and that connection works. It's just that we want the user to log in directly into the application. instead of clicking on an icon on the connections desktop. Right now the user has access to the server's toolbar and move around the server close out background programs if they wanted to.
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Vikas BhatExperienced IT Infrastructure Services/operations ManagerCommented:
You can control it via Local Security policies on the server itself.
Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
You can control it via Local Security policies on the server itself.
- I did see some articles about this. I looked but I don't have not enough details setting this up  -  to have the remote user setup to connect and logging into the server via the URL and then logging directly into the app
MacleanSystem EngineerCommented:
Apologies, been away for a bit.

On server 2008 you can still configure a remote desktop application, then push it to an RDP file.
Provide this RDP file to your end users, and make sure you applied a proper certificate, preferably not self signed to avoid having to load it for all users. It will also help securing the connection to your Gateway in the DMZ from external. (Unless people VPN in hence bypassing the need for a public connection to your environment)

Reference to this is in the last section on this article here

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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
Maclean, I may need to know how to do this after the application has already been installed. I'll read the link you provided first. Thanks!
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