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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
mstsc.exe v6.1.7601.17514

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter v6.0.6002 SP2
(Hosted on Amazon EC2)
Terminal Services Configuration RDP-Tcp v6.1 Environment setting:
Run initial program specified by user profile and Remote Desktop Connection or client

  1. Run mstsc.exe on the client
  2. Enter the server address on the General tab
  3. Enable "Start the following program on connection" in the Programs tab
  4. Enter "c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe" without quotes in the "Program path and file name" field
  5. Enter "c:\windows\system32" without quotes in the "Start in the following folder" field
  6. Click Connect
  7. Enter the password and click OK
  8. Click Yes to connect to the server despite the certificate error
  9. A connection to the server was successfully established and user is logged in

However, notepad.exe is not launched in the remote desktop connection window.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

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May read this ?


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From there: sevenforums.com/network-sharing/… –  bZezzz Jan 13 '12 at 9:12
Thank you. I had to install the Terminal Services Role and add notepad.exe as an allowed RemoteApp program. –  Rami A. Jan 13 '12 at 11:05

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