I have an old Server 2003 box that accepts RDP connections and runs a single program without the desktop allowing any other interaction (really important point). It works great but I am migrating to Server 2016 and am struggling with the 'start a program'. This is a single box set up and though a good programmer, my system admin knowledge is small. I have
- Installed RD Manager, set up licenses, created a collection of users and can log in using RDP to the server's desktop
- I created an AD domain on this box and put this server in the domain since otherwise I couldn't utilize the RD Connection Manager to see active users. I guess Microsoft only allows this utility if the computer is in a domain (not a workgroup).
- My only remaining issue... the 'start a program' threads I have read lose me. I apologize that I know little in this topic in that I just opened AD group policy manager for the first time and can't quite figure out how to have all users who connect via RDP run the program. I don't want this program to run if the user logs directly on the server's keyboard so that I can continue to access it as the admin.
Thanks so much for help,