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Windows Terminal Server 2008 - Remote App & Web TS

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Hi,

I have a few questions on how to setup either application virtualization for like Outlook or terminal server web access without having to use an RDP session?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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Remote Applications run on the terminal server, not on the local machine.  So, even though it now looks like the app is running locally, it is still running on the terminal server. To do this uses RDP protocol.
Terminal server Web access still uses the RDP protocol but encapsulated on the HTTP protocol so it can flow to port 80.
Aplication virtualization is a difrent concept like the aproach from Softgrid. http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/appv/default.mspx

To setup Terminal Services Rempte Aplication for Windows 2008 Server:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300847/en


To Install TS WEb Access check this one:

http://www.msterminalservices.org/articles/Windows-Server-2008-Terminal-Services-Web-Access-Part1.html

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Ok, this is good info.  Now I have an issue when trying to access the terminal server via web, it says there is an active x control missing, although it does not request the client computer to allow any?  I am not sure what activex control it needs.

Second, when it goes thru the terminal server web access, it looks like it still uses the RDP option?
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RDP is always used as its part of the Terminal services core. As you can encapsulate RPC over HTTP to let Outlook access the exchange server over Internet, RDP over HTTP will allow access Terminal server over Internet using port 80.
The all idea is to make it easy for security planing as you only need to open port 80 on the firewalls.

Here's a more in depth explanation:
http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2008/02/23/ws2008-terminal-server-web-access-architecture.aspx

Make sure you have the latest RDP Client installed on the client machine also.
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by:Jack_son_
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Ok, thanks.

also for the active x error its actually under just the remote app tab on the terminal server web access that shows there is a problem that it needs an active x control.  i have already updated the rdp to 6.1 on the machine.  
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