Definition of auto-application in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Auto-application?

An application that can be automatically started on the user's computer by Microsoft Connection Manager (CM) after a connection is established.

Auto-applications automatically launch and close upon the start and end of a connection. This lets administrators configure services to trigger when users open their e-mail or Web browser. Auto-applications can be specified using a wizard that allows you to specify the name of the application, command-line switches or parameters, and other information.

An auto-application must be a complete program file; it cannot require other files to work, and it cannot be a self-extracting executable.