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How to make Remote applications available without Terminal Server Window?

Greetings Experts.

I have a remote office that must use Terminal Server/Remote Desktop to remotely access an application that is on a server at our central office.  This application however is very cumbersome to use with just a single monitor.  Remote Desktop is not able to span multiple monitors so I have a problem.  

I have been trying to find other tools to allow for this type of functionality.  I have heard of some 3rd party products that can actually take individual applications that are installed on a Terminal Server and have a "virtual" launch icon on the local desktop - without the need for a full Terminal Services window.  The end user launches the app and views it as if it were installed locally, but it actually is being run on the Terminal Server.  I have found some old articles to do with "Tarentalla's Canaveral IQ" but the Tarantella site no longer exists.  I thought they might have been bought by newmoon.com, but the newmoon site doesn't resolve for me either.  

Does anyone know of a product that could help me with my issue?

Please note: We are a windows shop running Windows 2003 servers.  Management frowns upon open source OS and apps.  (no linux solutions please)

Thanks,

Microsoft Server OSRemote AccessWindows Server 2003

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thedroog

8/22/2022 - Mon
ryansoto

Sure its called citrix.  You can then have users log into a website (I think they now have virtual icons) and and then click on the published application.  Application now opens
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Cláudio Rodrigues

There are many alternatives. I wrote a presentation (presented at BriForum Chicago and Europe) about it. Just get off http://www.briforum.com.
The cheapest alternative for that is probably the TerminalRDP product from WBISoft. Just look for them on Google.
Citrix is NOT needed for this for sure.
If you want you can go to 2008 as mentioned above.

Cláudio Rodrigues

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Windows Server - Terminal Services
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thedroog

I just loaded up a Win2k8 server and it worked beutifully.  Thanks experts!
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