Export or Import RemoteApp Programs and Settings

Updated: March 15, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can copy the RemoteApp Programs list and deployment settings from one terminal server to another terminal server. This allows you to configure multiple terminal servers identically to host RemoteApp programs, such as in a terminal server farm.

  1. Start TS RemoteApp Manager. To do this, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS RemoteApp Manager.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Export RemoteApp Settings.

  3. Select either of the following options:

    • Export the RemoteApp Programs list and settings to another terminal server

      If you select this option, in the Terminal server name box, enter the name of the terminal server that you want to export the settings to, and then click OK. (For the export operation to succeed, the source terminal server must have Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) access to the target terminal server.)

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      When you click OK, the RemoteApp Programs list and deployment settings will be automatically overwritten on the target terminal server.

    • Export the RemoteApp Programs list and settings to a file

      If you select this option, click OK. In the Save As dialog box, specify a location to save the .tspub file, and then click Save.

  1. Start TS RemoteApp Manager. To do this, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS RemoteApp Manager.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Import RemoteApp Settings.

  3. Select either of the following options:

    • Import the RemoteApp Programs list and settings from another terminal server

      If you select this option, in the Terminal server name box, enter the name of the terminal server that you want to import the settings from, and then click OK. The settings are imported directly into TS RemoteApp Manager. (For the import operation to succeed, the source terminal server must have WMI access to the target terminal server.)

    • Import the RemoteApp Programs list and settings from a file

      If you select this option, click OK. In the Open dialog box, locate and then click the .tspub file that you want to import, and then click Open.

If you import a configuration, and the target terminal server does not have a program in the RemoteApp Programs list installed or the program is installed in a different folder, the program will appear in the RemoteApp Programs list. However, the name will be displayed with strikethrough text.

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Only the RemoteApp Programs list and deployment settings are exported or imported. Any .rdp files or Windows Installer packages that were created from the programs are not exported or imported. You must create new .rdp files or Windows Installer packages on each terminal server unless the server is a member of a terminal server farm. If you specified a farm name when you created the .rdp files or Windows Installer packages, and the server where you want to copy the files is a member of the same terminal server farm, you can manually copy the files.

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