Microsoft RemoteApp is a feature of Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services that allows individual programs to be run remotely using a Microsoft Remote Desktop Client. Instead of accessing the entire remote desktop, Microsoft RemoteApp allows users to see and interact with just the application as if they were running on the end-user’s device.
Combining Microsoft RemoteApp with Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server you can publish any Windows Application on the web and access it from any device using an HTML5 browser
You can configure Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server to publish any Windows application throughout the web in less than 5 minutes and in this tutorial, we are going to teach you how to do it.
You don’t need to have any programming skills or make any modification to the Windows application source code to accomplish it.
NOTE: Remember that Microsoft RemoteApp is only available for Windows Server with Remote Desktop Services installed, so we recommend to check your environment before you start following this tutorial.
Let’s gets started:
1) First, open the Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server Manager.
2) Under the “Security” tab, press the “Access Profiles” button.
3) Click on the newly added “Access Profiles” tab, and press “Add”.
4) Configure the Access Profile with a name, the IP Address of the server, and the Windows credentials you want to use to authenticate to that server.
5) For testing purposes, check “Allow anonymous access”.
6) Under the “Program” tab, choose “Execute as RemoteApp”. Then specify the program path and the filename you want to publish. If you need to pass arguments to your application, you can specify those in the “Arguments” field:
7) Press “OK” and then “Apply”.
8) For testing purposes also, check “Allow anonymous access“ under the Authentication tab.
9) You can check the application published by going to http://localhost:[ThinfinityPort] ( by default is: 8443 ), and clicking on the Access Profile you just created.
10 ) If you want to give your users a quick access to your applications, you can create a desktop shortcut to the URL of Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server with the virtual path of the application, here’s an example:
You can check our live demo and experience this feature yourself. You will be able to try simple 3 applications published as remote apps:
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