Migrating to Windows Server 2003 from Windows Server 2000 and using Remote Desktop Client

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Navodit, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Navodit

    Navodit Guest

    I am migrating an application from Windows 2000 server to Windows 2003

    The process followed on Windows 2000 server was as follows:
    1. Open Client Connection manager.
    2. create a new connection named say foo.
    3. Set automatic logon option.
    4. In the Program Tab for properties of foo, check "Start the following
    program" and give path to a batch file which launches autocad (for example)
    5. save connection
    6. when i connect to "foo", a terminal window comes up with autocad launched
    in it. In the terminal window only the autocad application is seen and the
    task bar is not seen.

    Now I am trying to replicate the same process in Windows 2003 server. The
    steps I followed was:
    1. Open Remote Desktop Connection.
    2. Create a new connection say foo with ipaddress, username, passwd and
    domain of that machine and check "save password".
    3. In the Programs Tab, I check "Start the following program on connection"
    and give path to a batch file which launches autocad.
    4. save connection.
    5. Now when I connect to "foo", a terminal window shows up showing the logon
    process followed by the "Manage Your Server" dialog which shows up whenever
    I log into that machine. Somehow the autocad application does not get
    launched ! If i click on the batch file separately then the autocad
    application shows up,
    6. Also in the terminal window the task bar also shows up.

    I resolved these issues by changing startup settings: getting autocad to be
    launched and autohiding the taskbar whenever someone logs on. However is
    there an alternate workaround to this kind of thing ? I mean why does the
    "foo" connection not automatically start the AutoCAD file when it is
    configured to do so ? Any help/hints would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Navodit, Sep 13, 2006
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  2. Are you 100% sure it's configured for all networkadapters? Or that the
    connection you are making from a client is not via another adapter which is
    not configured?
    David Burghgraeve, Sep 13, 2006
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