Wanting to get rid of Citrix Published Applications

Posted on 2007-04-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I currently have a client that uses Citrix Metaframe 1.8 on NT4TSE.
They use Citrix's NFUSE program to launch applications from a website.

Here are my questions:
What version of Windows 2003 Server do I need to be able to publish applications to a website?
Where can I find an article on how to do this?
I am wanting the 2003 server to also be the web server that hosts the website with the links to the published applications.
Last question:  Citrix calls it Published applications.  What does Microsoft call it?
Question by:mcrossland
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by:Carl Webster
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In Longhorn Server Terminal Server Microsoft calls it Publishing an Application.  Prior to Longhorn you only had access to the terminal server desktop.

I would use Server 2003 R2, PS 4, and WI 4.2


Server 2003 R2, PS4.5 and WI 4.5

Everything you need is on, product documentation.  You will need the PS Admin Guide and the Web Interface Admin Guide.  I would also recommend the Adv Concepts Guide.

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BLipman earned 500 total points
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Microsoft has a feature set called Bear Paw that will be released with Longhorn Server:

Microsoft has also acquired SoftGrid from softricity but that does not directly compete with Citrix:

The best you can do right now w/o Citrix (and just using Microsoft technology) is to specify an initial application in a user's AD account or in their RDP connection file so as to launch a program on startup and hide the desktop.  This can be web enabled but not nearly as well as Citrix does it.  

Remote Desktop Web Connection

Citrix does what it does quite well.  If you need to leverage a centralized, robust, scalable web interface I would use Citrix.  If you just need to hobble together something simple then look to the built-in options.  

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