Remote Desktop Services - Desktop Shortcut To App

Posted on 2010-09-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hi There,

I have a remote desktop services server and I know there is a way to setup shortcuts on users desktops directly to the apps. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

Question by:TriumphLTD
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by:Stelian Stan
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type: mstsc on your command line
On your Remote Desktop Connection screen setup  the server and other settings.
Under "Connection settings" click on Save As
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I think you're talking about published apps availble in Windows Server 2008 with terminal server CALs. Are you using Server 2008?

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Hi Clonyxlro,

Thanks for this but it is not quite what I mean. Remote Desktop Services has a facility where you can access the applications via Terminal Services but without opening an RDP session, this is done via https://server/rdweb

There is a way to store these shortcuts on a users desktop but I can't find out how, do you knwo how to do this?

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Yes ajwuk to all your questions!
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ajwuk earned 50 total points
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Ok, first you need to create the published apps on the terminal server which generates RDP shortcuts for you for the individual applications.
There should be a TS RemoteApp Manager in Administrative Tools > Terminal Services?
In the right hand column there is a "Add RemoteApp programs" wizard to create the shortcuts for you.
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Thanks ajwuk for the quick and accurate responce!

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