How to Publish RemoteApp Programs for Remote Desktop Web Access the Right Way

RemoteApp Programs are programs that you give to your users so they can remotely launch applications on the server and appear to be on their computer.

In this article we will discuss how to properly provision a new program or application for your users so they can see it in the Remote Web App portal. To be done correctly, please follow the instructions in this article.

We will cover

  1. Installing the Program the Right Way
  2. Publishing the Program

Installing the Program the Right Way

  1. On the server, go to Control Panel –> Programs
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  2. Click on "Install Application on Remote Desktop"
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  3. Click Next
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  4. Click on Browse
  5. Select the installation file. Remember this is not the actual installed program, this is the installation file to the program often MSI or EXE extension.
  6. Proceed with the wizard and install. When the installation has ended (successfully or not). Please click finish button or the Cancel button. DO NOT CLCK THE BUTTONS BEFRE INSTALLATION HAS ENDED!

A this point you are done. The installation was done the right way.

Publishing the RemoteApp Program

To publish the remote app program to show up in the browser in the Web App follow those steps. You must be an administrator to complete this.

  1. On the server, launch "server manager" (you can click on start –> start typing server manager" if you can’t find it easily.
  2. On the left, click on "Remote Desktop Services"
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  3. Click on the collection you want. Often times it’s Quick Session Collection, then click Tasks under REMOTEAPP Programs –> Publish RemoteAPP Program
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  4. From the list, select the program you wish to publish.
  5. Proceed with the wizard until completion.

Now you can test that the app is properly published and accessible by logging into your Web App Portal.