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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?
Windows Server 2008
8/22/2022 - Mon
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.
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."
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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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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