RemoteApp for Hyper-V to run legacy Apps for WinXP

In their blog, the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Team talked about a little known feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 that could be described as RemoteApp for Hyper-V. Like Microsoft RemoteApp, it allows users to access a specific hosted application remotely, as opposed to the entire desktop. With RemoteApp, the application runs in the context of a server session; however, RemoteApp for Hyper-V enables remote access to an application running in a Hyper-V VM.

With the advent of Windows 7, some enterprise customers were facing application compatibility issues with line-of-business applications that were specifically written for Windows XP and would not work on Windows 7.

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