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Access RemoteApp and Desktop Connection by using Windows 7

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

You can set up RemoteApp and Desktop Connection on a computer that is running Windows 7 either by providing a URL or by using a configuration file from the administrator. For more information about creating a configuration file, see Create a Client Configuration File for RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.

Use the following procedures to set up RemoteApp and Desktop Connection on a computer that is running Windows 7. Repeat the procedures for each connection that you want to set up.

Any user account can be used to complete these procedures.

To set up RemoteApp and Desktop Connection by providing a URL
  1. On a computer that is running Windows 7, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In the search box, type RemoteApp, and then click RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.

  3. Click Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.

  4. In the Connection URL box, type the URL for the connection that your administrator provided to you. For example, type https://server1.contoso.com/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx.

  5. Click Next.

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

  7. After the connection is successfully set up, note the name of the connection (for example, Contoso), and then click Finish.

  8. Close RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.

  9. To access the connection, click Start, click All Programs, click RemoteApp and Desktop Connections, and then click the name of the connection (for example, Contoso). The programs and remote desktops that are available as part of the connection are listed under the connection name. Click the program or remote desktop that you want to use.

To set up RemoteApp and Desktop Connection by using a configuration file
  1. On a computer that is running Windows 7, double-click the configuration file that your administrator provided to you.

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

  3. After the connection is successfully set up, note the name of the connection (for example, Contoso), and then click Finish.

  4. To access the connection, click Start, click All Programs, click RemoteApp and Desktop Connections, and then click the name of the connection (for example, Contoso). The programs and remote desktops that are available as part of the connection are listed under the connection name. Click the program or remote desktop that you want to use.

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