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RemoteApp is a remote access tool introduced by Microsoft for Server 2008 R2. It allows users to locally access specific Windows-based applications that are actually installed in a remote server. In other words, RemoteApp enables Windows applications hosted on a remote system to be be launched and managed from the local desktop like any other local application.
Configuring the RemoteApp feature to remote desktop protocol (RDP) connections increases accessibility and ease of use while connecting to remote machines. Some of the scenarios where the RemoteApp feature comes handy are:
With RemoteApp, you can integrate remote applications into a local desktop environment for a better user experience, and gives users a single platform to use both local and remote applications. They’re useful for businesses that run virtual offices, reducing the complexity of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) management. Configuring remote applications improves accessibility and ease of use when connecting to remote machines, and makes RDP privileged sessions more efficient. RemoteApp offers several other benefits:
To set up remote applications in ManageEngine Access Manager Plus, the RemoteApp feature must be configured in the main Domain Controller machine.
For more details on setting up RemoteApp in Windows server machines, click here.
Access Manager Plus administrators can either manually add remote applications or automatically discover them:
Adding remote applications manually: IT admins can simply enter the name of the remote application that has to be displayed in Access Manager Plus, and the name as it is in the remote system.
Discovering remote applications automatically: Access Manager Plus can discover remote applications from machines that already have them configured. IT admins can choose a remote resource and simply fetch all the required remote applications configured in that particular resource.
Once the chosen remote applications are added, the IT admins can associate them with any resource in Access Manager Plus.