5.5.2 Initial Program Launching
At the client level, a user can specify that program be launched when they connect to a server instead of
receiving a desktop. Likewise, an administrator can specify this at the connection level for all users that
connect to a specific listener connection. Finally, this can also be set in Group Policy. However, the client
may receive a message stating, ô
This initial program cannot be started
This error may be caused by an input error or incorrect path and executable file name. If you have entered
the incorrect path and executable file name, they will be pointing to a file that does not exist.
Another possible cause is that the correct permissions are not set on the executable file. If Windows Server
2003 cannot access the file, it will not be able to launch the program. You should verify that the appropriate
read and execute permissions are applied to both the file and the working folder. If neither of these two
possible solutions resolves the issue, the application itself may have become corrupt. Try to launch the
application at the server. If it will not open, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the application.