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Consider the following scenario:
Access is denied.
This initial program cannot be started
Windows Server 2008 introduces a new feature in Terminal Services that restricts the remote applications to an approved list that is specified by the administrator. Client users can start only applications that are on the list. Access is denied if the .rdp file specifies an initial program that is not in the approved list. Typically, this situation occurs when you try to create a terminal server session to a terminal server that is running Windows Server 2008 by using an old .rdp file that works with Windows Server 2003.
To work around this problem, add the program path to the RemoteApp Programs list. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information about RemoteApp programs in Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site: