Host your Desktop applications in Google Cloud Platform

Thinfinity VirtualUI is the best solution to give your Windows-based apps a web version.

Do you need to host the VirtualUI server on a physical server? Not necessarily! You can opt for MS Azure or Google Cloud Platform VM. We already created some tutorials for Azure.

In this step by step tutorial, we will show you how to publish your Windows app with Thinfinity VirtualUI, using Google Cloud Computing:

Navigate to https://console.cloud.google.com/ , and click on “Navigation Panel” -> “Compute Engine” -> “VM Instances”.

Publish your desktop app on Google Cloud Platform VMs

2) Select a project if you have one already, or create a new one if you need to do so.

In this case, I created a project called “VirtualUI Easy Money Manager”.

Publish your desktop apps with Google Cloud Computing tools

Press “Continue” once you are ready.

3) Click on the “Create” button in the “VM Instances” menu:

Publish your desktop app on Google Cloud VMs

4) Now, we need to configure the VM itself, the important fields here are:

Publish your desktop app on Google Cloud VMs

“Name” = The name of the Virtual Machine.

“Region” = Select the region closest to your location.

“Machine type” = This will determine how “big” is the Virtual Machine in terms of CPU and RAM.
In this case, we are going to use a small 1 vCPU, 3.75 GB of RAM, Virtual Machine.
Large deployments will require bigger Virtual Machines.

“Boot Disk” = Select one of the available Windows versions:

Publish your desktop app on Google Cloud VMs

We recommend using “Windows Server 2019 Datacenter”.

5) Scroll below and in the “Firewall” section, check both HTTP and HTTPS options.

Publish your desktop app on Google Cloud VMs

6) Click the “Create” button.

Publish your desktop app on Google Cloud VMs

7) Once the instance has been created, click on the pointing down arrow and on “Set Windows Password”.

This will allow you to create a Windows user for this machine and will also give you the password used for connecting with RDP.

8) Open mstsc.msc ( Remote Desktop ) and establish a connection to your VM using the “External IP” and the credentials you just configured.

Once the “Server Manager” has finished loading, click on “Local Server” and on the “IE Enhanced Security Configuration”

Publish your desktop app on Google Cloud VMs

Change both “Administrators” and “Users” to “Off”:

Publish your desktop app on Google Cloud VMs

9) After the “IE Enhanced Security Configuration” changes “Off”, open Internet Explorer and download VirtualUI using this link:

https://www.cybelesoft.com/downloads/Thinfinity_VirtualUI_v2.5_Setup_x64.exe

Now that you downloaded VirtualUI to your Google Cloud Computer Virtual Machine, it’s time to install Thinfinity VirtualUI on a VM.

Have any questions? Contact us at support@cybelesoft.com or leave a message on this same post.

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