Thursday, September 1, 2011

Configuring a RemoteApp on Windows 7

As you might know, RemoteApp programs can be configured on Windows Server 2008 (R2). When end-users access these RemoteApp programs they, from the end-users perspective, appear to be running locally.

Configuring these RemoteApp programs on a Windows 7 machine is less frequently seen. It can be done relativly simple however. Benny Trisch explains the procedure is one of his blogposts here:

Credits to Dr. Trisch for the simple guide!

The first step is to activate RemoteApp on Windows 7 by setting the Registry key HKLM \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows NT \CurrentVersion \Terminal Server \TSAppAllowList: fDisabledAllowList to the value 1.

The next step is to create a key for each RemoteApp program: HKLM \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows NT \CurrentVersion \Terminal Server \TSAppAllowList \Applications \<Appname>. Add a string named “Name” and the value “Appname”. Add a string named “Path” and the value “C:\Windows\System32\Appname.exe”.

The last step is to create an RDP file on the client side. The RDP file must include the following entries:
  • full address:s:<VM-Adresse>
  • disableremoteappcapscheck:i:1
  • alternate shell:s:rdpinit.exe
  • shell working directory:s:
  • remoteapplicationprogram:s:||<Appname>
  • gatewayhostname:s:
  • remoteapplicationname:s:Appname.exe
  • remoteapplicationcmdline:s:

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