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Install Programs

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Install programs on the remote server after you have installed the Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) role service. You can install a program on the RD Session Host server just like you would install the program on a local desktop. Ensure, however, that you install the program for all users and that all components of the program are installed locally on the RD Session Host server.

If you have programs that are related to each other or have dependencies on each other, we recommend that you install the programs on the same RD Session Host server. For example, we recommend that you install Microsoft Office as a suite instead of installing individual Office programs on separate RD Session Host servers.

You should consider putting individual programs on separate RD Session Host servers in the following circumstances:

  • The program has compatibility issues that may affect other programs.

  • A single program and the number of associated users may fill server capacity.

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