Is it possible to run rds 2008 r2 RemoteAPP web access in a Macintosh?

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Is it possible to run rds 2008 r2 RemoteAPP web access in a Macintosh?
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This does not support the new features of Windows 2008 R2, it is not possible to run th ActiveX required for Remote Web App on a Mac, it is also not possible on Windows 2003 Server do to the availability of the new client.

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You can still connect, but I believe you lose some features.

There is a hotfix for that!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973062
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you cannot use the web interface, you can use the remote desktop client.

The question specifically states "RemoteAPP web access"

You are also mistaking Windows 2008 R2 for Windows 2008 the RDWeb feature is VERY different.

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You are correct in that. I assumed a connection was all that was needed. demazter is correct that you cannot use the RDweb.
Well the Web Access really serves .RDP files to the clients. The ActiveX control is there to provide a mechanism to load the client itself (what will not work on the Mac) but the .RDP files should work just fine (meaning you should be able to launch, open, the .RDP files with the Mac RDP client).
Of course all 2008 features like Gateway, RemoteApps, etc would not work.
I will try it on my Mac and will post if we can at least open the .RDP files.

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The remoteapp needs to be run through a gateway because the users are accessing it through the Internet.
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You could use a virtual machine on there. Parallels or virtual box (free). You will need a copy of Windows XP or greater, but this would allow them to connect through the virtual machine.
Well in this case, if you do require all the R2 functionality, native OS X will NOT work for sure. Regular RemoteApps in non-seamless windows would probably work but not seamless, gateway, etc. This is Windows only.
As @snurker mentioned, Parallels, VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox (from Sun/Oracle) will do the trick for you for sure.
Or take a look at http://www.2x.com. Their product, ApplicationServer, does support OS X clients.

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As I said in my very first post it will not work.
It will also not work on Windows 2003.

There is a patch for XP and it will work with Vista/Windows 7 & Windows 2008 & R2
Well 2003 has no RemoteApps and no Gateway. If all that is passed is a .RDP file it will work IF the MIME type is configured properly on the web server and handled locally on the Mac by the RDP client (that actually uses a plist for the connections, basically a text file like .RDP).
As he requires the 2008 R2 features this will not work.

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Sorry you misunderstood me.

You cannot run the RDWeb features FROM a Windows 2003 server, ie running the Windows 2008 R2 Web App whilst logged in on a Windows 2003 server.  The RDP Client 7 is not available.  It will also not work on a Mac.

The only systems you can use the RDWeb features is Windows XP with RDP Client version 7: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969084 Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 2008
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From my first post:

"This does not support the new features of Windows 2008 R2, it is not possible to run th ActiveX required for Remote Web App on a Mac, it is also not possible on Windows 2003 Server do to the availability of the new client."

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