RemoteApps

If there is one single thing in Windows Server 2008 that we think is "cool," it has to be Terminal Services RemoteApps. Instead of having users connect to a remote Terminal Server, open a full desktop, and then run the applications they need, TS RemoteApps allows users to run remote applications just as if they were running them locally, without opening up a desktop. The actual behavior is just like a regular application: When it needs to open an additional window—such as when you go to save a file—it automatically opens up a new window on your local workstation that has just the File Save dialog box in it.

Applications can be published as .rdp files or as.msi files, allowing deployment through Group Policy. When you install applications ...

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