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Is it possible to have just one program running on the remote Windows machine appear in the local monitor, rather than the whole remote desktop?

I heard SeamlessRDP provides something like that but only for connecting from Linux to Windows. What should I use in the case of connecting from Windows to Windows?

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Stephen Jennings has it right, use TS RemoteApp. You may be interested in a comparison on features in similar applications:… – Mar 19 '10 at 6:41
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This is a feature offered by Terminal Services RemoteApp on Windows Server 2008 and greater. However, your system administrator needs to set this up and publish the app for you.

A poor man's implementation of this would be to run a remote desktop session in a smaller-than-fullscreen window, then maximize the app you want inside that.

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