How to setup java application in production environment

Helllo there,

I have a java application which is implemented with Swing,hibernate technology with mssql 2008 db. My application has been in the production environment for the past 4 years. I had setup the application on a windows server 2003 OS and my users connect to the app via RDP and my DB is centralised. Now the app has matured in the sense I have solved many issue related to the app. Now I add new features less compared to before. Now it is very difficult for me to mantain this RDP for users and it becomes a nightmare when I need to reinstall the OS as I need to create around 50 users and give them RDP permissions. I want to know is there some other way to provide the app other then RDP.Appreciate your help.

cheers
Zolf
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Sharon SethCommented:
Is it a desktop app running on one server and users log into that server thru RDP (Remote Desktop?) ?
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zolfAuthor Commented:
yes
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CEHJCommented:
At the moment it's a client-side app by the sounds of it (though remotely accessed). The only solid (principally from a security perspective) is to make the app a server-side one, where, in your case, the server would be the same machine that's currently being accessed by RDP
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Sharon SethCommented:
Java web start is the way to use distributed desktop apps  .JNLP is at the core here .
What happens  is each user has the app deployed on his desktop . When a user launches the app , JNLP upgrades his deployment to the latest version if you have released a newer version.

I would suggest to start looking and researching on Java webstart and JNLP
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zolfAuthor Commented:
CEHJ
do you mean to redesign my app all over again.?
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CEHJCommented:
do you mean to redesign my app all over again.?
Probably. Question: at the moment, where and how do you store the credentials to access the database?
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zolfAuthor Commented:
the db credential is stored in the hibernate file on the server
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CEHJCommented:
But the application is a client-side application (accessed remotely). Is the user prompted for a username and password in a ui or at the command line?
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zolfAuthor Commented:
yes the user is prompted for credential 2 times. once while connecting to the server via rdp and the second time to my application itself. the credetial(database and the java jars) is on the server itself
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