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Have a new 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Server and 3 critical 32bit only apps, what to do :)

We don't want x86 on this server so without taking this back to the application teams, we are gearing up for SCCM.  Can APPV save us, or is there a compatiblity made that we can run?
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Grant Berezan

8/22/2022 - Mon
Grant Berezan

If you wanted to make these apps available on a RDP session, you will need to set up a Virtual PC or a Full MS Hyper-V server to use them. If only one user needs access to them, you can run a simple Virtual XP desktop under Hyper-V and enable remote access to it. Otherwise, set up a 2008 32-bit RDP server in Hyper-V on top of your RD Server, as long as you have the resources to run it. If you are running Enterprise server, you are allowed to have up to 4 virtual 2008 server machines on top of your physical server. Standard version allows only one VM.
frostsystems

Have you tried installing and running the apps on the server yet? Most 32-bit apps run flawlessly on 64-bit OS.

Microsoft says "Most programs designed for the 32-bit version of Windows will work on the 64-bit version of Windows. Notable exceptions are many antivirus programs."
tiago_aviz

Most of my clients run 32-but apps on a x64 RD server and they can't even notice they're 32-bit. You can run them normally.
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malcatt

Have installed many 32 bit apps on 2008 R2 server though these apps are special in that the are homegrown, reqiure oracle, and even require a drive mapping.  The Terminal Server aka now Remote Desktop Server :) is a virtual server running 2008 R2 Enterprise, and is configured with our KMS server has an abundance of RDP Cals.  Our Virtual environment is VMWARE, but setting up a vertual PC from the RDP server is very interesting to me so I will have to double check our lic. agreement.  Tommorow if I can track down anybody from the app team I am going to look into see if they can't repackage there app. perhaps hopefully it may be easy, though it rarely every is :).  I thought Virtual Apps are configured through SCCM?
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