Monday, March 4, 2013

Installing local RDS and RemoteAPP Demo\Test Installation

Requires Server 2008R2 and avoid a DC if possible

Server Manager> Roles> Add Roles>Remote Desktop Services>Next>Next

Select Remote Desktop Session Host and Remote Desktop Web Access>Next>Next

Specify Authentication Method

Select Licensing Mode and Groups Proper settings (or defaults) and >Next

On Client experience select all options >Next>Next>Next

Restart server as necessary

Administrative tools>Remote Desktop Services>Remote Desktop Web Access Configuration

Click continue ignore security warning

Enter domain credentials select “Private Computer” and sign in

Click RemoteApp Programs and confirm no apps are listed as shown below:


We will now add an application to the website

Administrative tools>Remote Desktop Services>RemoteApp Manager

Actions>Add RemoteApp Programs>Next

Select Wordpad>Next


Finish and then WordPad will be listed in the RemoteApp Programs


You can refresh the website and it should now display


Click on WordPad on the webpage to test:


Now we will put it on a network share for installation on desktops

On C:\ Create a Share called RemoteApp and share to everyone

Go back to RemoteApp Manager at the bottom right click WordPad and select “Create Windows Installer Package” from the menu on the right:


Next>Select the C:\RemoteApp path as shown below:


Next> Shortcut icons> Select Desktop and Start Menu Folder as default>Next


Note: Client Extension option available at the bottom to set as the default program


Now from another PC browse to the shared path as shown below:


Run the wordpad installation from the share and it should install on the desktop and in programs in the folder specified “Remote Programs”


When you open it it should function properly. With WordPad open access Task Manager and view Applications and note that it is listed as (remote):


You can uninstall from control panel add and remove programs

Credit: Orin Thomas and Ian McLean

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