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Application Considerations

Eva Seydl|Last Updated: 10/19/2016
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Application compatibility

Any application that you want to run on a MultiPoint Services system must fulfill the following requirements:

  • It should install and run on Windows Server 2016
  • It needs to be session aware so each user can run an instance of the app in a MultiPoint system.

If the application does specify this requirement we recommend to try installing the application and use it in a remote desktop session.

Addressing application compatibility problems

MultiPoint Services offers the option to associate stations with full instances of Windows 10 Enterprise editions running virtually on the same host computer. For critical applications that will not run multiple instances for multiple users, or will not install on a 64-bit operating system, this can be a solution. Deploying desktops this way requires using the Virtual Desktops tab in MultiPoint Manager to:

  • Enable virtual desktops
  • Create a desktop template
  • Customize the template with the problem application
  • Associate stations with the customized template

Each station starts from the same template, so any changes are erased each time the computer starts.

Note

It is important to verify the licensing requirements for the applications you want to run on a MultiPoint. Although you are installing one copy applications might require per-user licensing.

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