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Publish a legacy application on RDS 2012 R2 as RemoteApp

Hi geeks out there,

Today I was running into an issue publishing an old legacy application as a RemoteApp. The application is located on a network share with several parameters. A network drive also has to be mounted.

On the first RD SH I created a shortcut with all the parameters pointing to the application and tried to publish this using powershell. But the application did not start. After that I tried several other powershell command with no luck.

Finally I created a .cmd file on the local RD SH with the the command:

start \serverc$sourcesyourInk.lnk

On the Connection Broker I used following PowerShell Command to implement the application as RemoteApp:

Import-Module Remotedesktopservices

New-RDRemoteApp -Alias “AliasName” -CollectionName “CollectionName” -DisplayName “DisplayName of the App” -FilePath “C:Sourcestoyourcmd.cmd” -IconPath “C:SourcesyourICO.ICO”

Make sure you create all the source files on all the session host in the collection.

Hope this helps!



How to deploy Remote Desktop Services 2012 R2 Certificates using internal CA #RDS

Hi –  It’s me, Al

Blog post updated: July 19th 2017

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Server 2012 R2 is now on market since a while. Let’s have a look at the 2012 R2 Certificate configuration (for a Lab).

First we have to create a template on the internal Certificate Authority (CA). We use a Workstation Authentication Template for that. Open your CA Manager – Cartificate Templates – Manage

Duplicate the “Workstation Authentication” Template.
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