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Step 3: Verifying RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Functionality

Updated: June 11, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

To verify the functionality of a RemoteApp and Desktop Connection deployment, you must complete the following tasks:

  • Import the SSL certificate for the Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) server on the CONTOSO-CLNT computer.

  • Configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

  • Connect to the RemoteApp program.

First, import the SSL certificate for the RD Web Access server on the CONTOSO-CLNT computer.

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as CONTOSO\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, and in the Start Search box, type mmc, and then click OK.

  3. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

  4. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box, in the Available snap-ins list, click Certificates, and then click Add.

  5. In the Certificates snap-in dialog box, click Computer account, and then click Next.

  6. In the Select Computer dialog box, click Local computer: (the computer this console is running on), and then click Finish.

  7. In the Add or Remove snap-ins dialog box, click OK.

  8. In the Certificates snap-in console, in the console tree, expand Certificates (Local Computer), and then click Trusted Root Certification Authorities.

  9. Right-click the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder, point to All Tasks, and then click Import.

  10. On the Welcome to the Certificate Import Wizard page, click Next.

  11. On the File to Import page, in the File name box, click Browse, and then browse to the location where you copied the SSL certificate for the RDWA-SRV computer. Click Open, and then click Next.

  12. On the Certificate Store page, accept the default option (Place all certificates in the following store – Trusted Root Certification Authorities), and then click Next.

  13. On the Completing the Certificate Import Wizard page, click Finish.

  14. After the certificate import has successfully completed, a message appears confirming that the import was successful. Click OK.

  15. Close the Certificates snap-in.

  16. When you are prompted to save your changes, click No.

  17. Log out of the CONTOSO-CLNT computer.

Next, configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as Morgan Skinner (CONTOSO\mskinner).

  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  3. In the Search Control Panel box, type RemoteApp.

  4. Under the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections heading, click Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.

  5. In the Connection URL box, type the following URL, and then click Next.

    https://rdwa-srv.contoso.com/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx

  6. On the Ready to set up the connection page, click Next.

  7. Click Finish.

Optionally, you can create a client configuration file that is used to configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. For more information about creating the client configuration file, see Appendix A: Creating the Client Configuration File.

Finally, connect to the RemoteApp program by using the Start menu.

  1. Click Start, and then click All Programs.

  2. Click RemoteApp and Desktop Connections, click Enterprise Remote Access, and then click Calculator (Enterprise Remote Access).

    noteNote
    A dialog box will appear while the computer is connecting to the RDSH-SRV computer.

  3. Ensure that Calculator opens correctly.

You have successfully deployed and demonstrated the functionality of a RemoteApp program by using the simple scenario of connecting to Calculator by using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. You can also use this deployment to explore some of the additional capabilities of RemoteApp and Desktop Connection through additional configuration and testing.

You have completed all the steps. For more information, see Appendix A: Creating a Client Configuration File.

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