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Checklist: Configuring RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The following checklists provide tasks for the administrator to complete to make RemoteApp programs and virtual desktops available to users through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

noteNote
Virtual desktops include virtual machines in virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops.

In addition to the checklists, the following are important considerations about deploying and accessing RemoteApp and Desktop Connection:

  • To access RemoteApp and Desktop Connection from the Start menu of a client computer, the computer must be running Windows 7.

  • To access RemoteApp and Desktop Connection from a Web browser, the client computer must be using at least Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 6.1 and at least Internet Explorer 6.

  • To provide users access to RemoteApp and Desktop Connection (either from the Start menu or from a Web browser), you must install and configure the Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access) role service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • To provide users access to personal virtual desktops, the functional level of your Active Directory domain must be at least Windows Server 2008.

  • All servers must be members of an Active Directory domain.

Checklist for providing only RemoteApp programs

Use the following checklist if you are providing only RemoteApp programs to users through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

 

Task Reference

Install and configure a RemoteApp source.

Configuring a RemoteApp Source for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Install and configure an RD Connection Broker server.

Configuring an RD Connection Broker Server for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Install and configure an RD Web Access server.

Configuring an RD Web Access Server for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Make RemoteApp programs from a RemoteApp source available to users.

Add a RemoteApp Source for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Specify the name that users see to identify RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

Configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Properties

Specify the RD Web Access servers through which RemoteApp and Desktop Connection is made available to users.

Configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Properties

Create a RemoteApp and Desktop Connection configuration file to distribute to users. (Optional)

Create a Client Configuration File for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Checklist for providing only virtual desktops

Use the following checklist if you are providing only virtual desktops to users through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

 

Task Reference

Install and configure an RD Virtualization Host server.

Configuring an RD Virtualization Host Server for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Install and configure an RD Connection Broker server.

Configuring an RD Connection Broker Server for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Install and configure an RD Session Host server to provide redirection to virtual desktops.

Configuring an RD Session Host Server to Provide Redirection to Virtual Desktops

Install and configure an RD Web Access server.

Configuring an RD Web Access Server for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Specify the name that users see to identify RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

Configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Properties

Specify the RD Web Access servers through which RemoteApp and Desktop Connection is made available to users.

Configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Properties

Configure RD Connection Broker to use the servers that are required to support virtual desktops.

Configuring Virtual Desktops for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Configure redirection settings for virtual desktops.

Configure Redirection Settings for Virtual Desktops

Configure settings for virtual desktops. (For example, RD Gateway settings or RDP settings.)

Configuring Virtual Desktop Settings

Create a virtual desktop pool.

Configuring a Virtual Desktop Pool for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Assign a personal virtual desktop to a user.

Assigning a Personal Virtual Desktop for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Create a RemoteApp and Desktop Connection configuration file to distribute to users. (Optional)

Create a Client Configuration File for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

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