WSE RemoteApp 2012
WSE RemoteApp 2012 is a Windows Server Solutions add-in for use with Windows Server 2012 Essentials.
WSE RemoteApp 2012 makes it possible for administrators to deliver remote applications (referred to as “RemoteApp programs” or simply “RemoteApps“) to their users. Specifically, WSE RemoteApp 2012 enables a straightforward publishing process that allows applications installed directly on the server to be provided to users, allows RemoteApp programs to run side-by-side with local programs, and offers integration with a custom “launcher” application to make it simple for users to find and launch RemoteApp programs.
RemoteApp programs are programs that are accessed remotely through a special type of Remote Desktop Connection, and appear as if they are running on the end user’s local computer. Instead of being presented to the user in the desktop of the server, as with a traditional Remote Desktop Connection, the RemoteApp programs are integrated with the client computer’s desktop, running in their own resizable window, with their own entry in the taskbar. If the programs use notification area icons, the icons appear in the client computer’s notification area. Any popup windows are redirected to the local desktop, and local drives and printers can be redirected to appear within the RemoteApp programs. Many users might not be aware that a RemoteApp program is any different than a local program.
WSE RemoteApp 2012 provides administrators the ability to group and personalize RemoteApp programs and make them available to individual end users via the WSE RemoteApp Launcher application. WSE RemoteApp 2012 improves the user’s experience, opens new avenues for program deployment, and reduces the amount of administrative effort required to support these programs.
Users can run published RemoteApp programs in two different ways:
• Locally from the server’s Launchpad application that is installed on their computer.
• Remotely from almost anywhere using the server’s built-in Remote Web Access (RWA) website.
Before installing the WSE RemoteApp 2012 add-in, you should install the applications you wish to publish directly on your server (note that additional applications may also be installed on the server any time after the add-in has been installed). For examples of how to install applications directly on the server please see: Install Office/Outlook On Your Server and/or Install QuickBooks/Quicken On Your Server
Once you have the applications you need installed on your server, you can go ahead and install the WSE RemoteApp 2012 add-in (just as you would any other Windows Server Solutions .WSSX add-in).
After the WSE RemoteApp 2012 add-in has been successfully installed, open the server Dashboard application, click on the new “WSE RemoteApp” item in the navigation pane, choose which users you want to allow access to WSE RemoteApp 2012 on the “Users” tab, and use the Publish RemoteApp Programs wizard located on the “RemoteApp Programs” tab to publish your applications.
WSE RemoteApp 2012 can be used completely free of charge for up to 21 days. To continue using WSE RemoteApp 2012 after that, you will need to purchase a license and register the add-in. Click the “Buy Now” button, located in the sidebar of this page, to purchase a license for WSE RemoteApp 2012. Upon receipt of payment, you will be sent personalized registration information along with detailed instructions on how to register the add-in.
For complete information on installing and using WSE RemoteApp 2012, please see the ReadMe.txt file included with the download.