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Microsoft Posts “Deploying Virtual Desktop Pools by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide”

The Remote Desktop Services team at Microsoft just posted the following step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of setting up a working virtual desktop pool accessible by using Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) in a test environment. Virtual desktop pools are groups of identically configured virtual machines that users can connect […]

Microsoft Posts “Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Step-by-Step Guide”

The Remote Desktop Services team at Microsoft just posted the following step-by-step guide to teach you how to set up a personal virtual desktop and connect to it by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. Personal virtual desktops are virtual machines that are assigned to a user within your organization and available by using either RemoteApp […]

Immidio AppScriber 2.0 – Web-Based Self-Service Application Provisioning Solution

Immidio AppScriber 2.0 is a web-based self-service application provisioning solution which significantly reduces the time consumed by user-initiated application requests. AppScriber embraces and extends the most popular application deployment solutions, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft App-V, Microsoft RemoteApp programs and Citrix XenApp published applications. Through the AppScriber frontend, users can interactively provision […]

A Look at the Terminal Services Manager in Windows Server 2008

Although Microsoft has made massive, welcome improvements to Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008, the Terminal Services Manager from older versions of Windows remains relatively stable. Many other administrative applications have been added to handle specific aspects of Terminal Services administration.  For example, the TS RemoteApp Manager and TS Web Access Administration programs are administrative […]

Publishing Virtual Applications in Windows Virtual PC

Windows® Virtual PC (WVPC) provides a feature called virtual applications, using which you can access applications running in a Virtual Machine (VM) seamlessly from Windows® 7 host Start menu. These applications get added to the host start menu automatically upon installing inside the VM using a feature called Auto Publish. Preparing a VM for Auto […] Microsoft VDI Part III: Client Side Experiences

Microsoft VDI Part III: Client Side Experiences In this video, it”s time to step into the shoes of a user and see what kind of experience they can expect using Microsoft VDI.  We”ll look at the effects Custom RDP settings can have, and look at the different ways we can access the Virtual Desktops, including […]

‘Customizing RD Web Access by Using Windows SharePoint Services’ Step-by-Step Guide

Microsoft just psoted a new step-by-step guide on customizing RD Web Access by using Windows SharePoint Services.     If you have multiple RD Session Host servers or multiple RD Session Host server farms, you can use Windows SharePoint Services to create a single Web access point for RemoteApp programs, session-based desktops, or virtual desktops.   […]

Introducing Web Single Sign-On for RemoteApp and Desktop Connections

In Windows Server 2008 R2, the Web Single Sign-On (Web SSO) feature provides users with the ability to enter their credentials only once during logon to Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access). After logon, users can launch RemoteApp programs that are part of the same connection in RemoteApp and Desktop Connections without any further […]

RemoteApp and Desktop Connection System Tray Icon

Introduction In the past users were unaware that closing their remote application window left the connection active. For example, if a user closed a RemoteApp Outlook window, the general assumption was the connection would also be disconnected, although the Outlook might still be visible on the taskbar it wasn’t clear to users that their connection […]

Windows 2008 Terminal Services RemoteApp User Or Group Filtering – Part 1

The most wanted feature for Windows 2008 Terminal Services is RemoteApp user filtering. You don’t want all users to see all applications on the web portal. This feature will probably be released in Windows Server 2008 R2 but till then, you are out of luck. Citrix Web Access and Grouping allows Citrix users to do […]

Introducing Remote Desktop Connection Manager

In Windows 2008 R2, we added a new MMC snap-in called Remote Desktop Connection Manager (SBMGR.msc on the Connection Broker machine). This Remote Desktop Connection Manager UI tool is available on a Remote Desktop Connection Broker server. It allows the administrator to easily configure and organize RemoteApp and Desktop Connections (RADC) resources. The end users […]

“Deploying Remote Desktop Web Access with Remote Desktop Connection Broker” Step-by-Step Guide

The following Microsoft step-by-step guide walks you through the process of setting up a working RemoteApp source accessible by using Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) in a test environment. This guide assumes that you previously completed the Installing Remote Desktop Session Host Step-by-Step Guide ( The goal of a RemoteApp source is to […]

Introducing Remote Desktop Services RemoteApp User Assignment

We’re pleased to announce a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2: RemoteApp User Assignment. The RemoteApp User Assignment feature gives administrators the ability to show a customized list of RemoteApp programs specific to the logged-on user in RD Web Access and RemoteApp and Desktop Connections. This has been one of our most requested features […]

How to make Terminal Services RemoteApp Show The Application Icon When Starting

When you start a remote application using an RDP file, you typically see the following UI while the application is being started: The problem with this UI is that it shows the generic Remote Desktop icon for every application you start. However, by customizing the RDP file, you can change this behavior and have UI […]

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