My task is to configure a Windows Server Enterprise 2008 (running on a virtual machine in the cloud of a hosting provider) in order to allow users to access via Remote Desktop Services a .NET application (MYAPP) running on the server.
1) User access to MYAPP using a browser (https)
2) Limit user to MYAPP only (not the full desktop experience)
3) Do not allow remote users to view/modify local server folders
4) Optional: allow remote users to use only a default "TEMP" folder on the server
5) If it works we would like to rapidly scale to more than a few test-users
The server runs a 90 (or 120?) days trial version and we want to use that trial period to test Remote Desktop Services (I was told that on a brand new server like ours there is a 120 days grace period to allow RDS testing).
WHAT I NEED:
A step by step guide that tells me, from when I turn on the server for the very first time, how to achieve the above (for example what features need to be installed on the blank Windows server and in what order to enable RDS, what specific configurations need to be performed using which administrative tool etc etc.).
I know that Microsoft provides a step by step guide such as this:
New Step-by-step guides available for Remote Desktop Services
but that is not what I am looking for.
I need a complete from the beginning procedure that leads me to achieve my goal on a completely brand new server with nothing configured so that remote authenticated users can access MYAPP running on the server using a web browser over the internet.
Thank you experts!