[K12OSN] Terminal Services for Windows

Chris Hobbs chobbs at silvervalley.k12.ca.us
Thu Jun 24 23:13:58 UTC 2004

Terrell Prudé, Jr. wrote:

> Shawn Powers wrote:
>> I know it's possible with citrix, but is it possible with standard 
>> Terminal Services (via win2k3 server) to send a single app rather 
>> than an entire desktop?
>> My plan now it to show our secretaries how to use multiple desktops 
>> in KDE, and have one desktop be an rdesktop session.  If I could just 
>> get an app to work singly via rdesktop (I have the full licensing 
>> needed), that'd be even better.
> To my knowledge, Windows itself does not have--nor ever has 
> had--anything like the X11 protocol.  With Windows, the GUI is tied to 
> that specific instance of the underlying OS and itself knows nothing 
> about remote access or TCP/IP.  Therefore, Windows apps know nothing 
> about TCP/IP connections for displaying themselves remotely either.  
> So, you'll need to give 'em the whole desktop, not just one app. 

Not quite. Windows Terminal Services does in fact offer the ability to 
run a single app and not an entire desktop.

For example: rdesktop -s notepad.exe servername.domain.org

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