RemoteApp Tool

As I was working with a Remote Desktop Session Host the other day, and creating some RemoteApps (more on that in a post shortly), I came across an interesting utility from Kim Knight, the RemoteApp Tool . It makes it possible to do some interesting things with RemoteApps, including creating .msi files to deploy them. But what interested me the most was that it allows you to have RemoteApps from Windows clients! The clients must be Enterprise editions (or equivalent in earlier versions), and this does not get around the single console user limitations of Windows client, but it’s a perfect solution for users who have multiple computers they use and do not want to have to buy multiple copies of specialized software. Or set up a full RD Session Host just for their home environment! The program is free-ware, appears to work well, and solves several problems with managing RemoteApps for SOHO or SMB environments. Recommended!

Author: Charlie Russel

A chemist by education, an electrician by trade, a UNIX sysadmin and Oracle DBA because he raised his hand when he should have known better, an IT Director and consultant by default, and a writer by choice, Charlie is the author of more than 2 dozen computer books on operating systems and enterprise environments, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administrator's Companion(MS Press), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Companion(MS Press), Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator's Companion(MS Press), Windows Essential Business Server 2008(MS Press), Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2(MS Press), Microsoft Windows XP Resource Kit, 3rd Edition(MS Press), and Oracle DBA Scripting Quick Reference(Prentice-Hall PTR). He has also written numerous white papers and case studies on Microsoft.com, most recently around Windows HPC Server, and RDS Licensing.

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