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any remote application software, not windows remoeapp?

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Is there any remote application software which works like remoteapp in widnows server 2008 or 2012?
I have an application which works only with old windows xp. It is not the problem of 32bit or 64bit. If I can publish the application on one of windows xp machine and create a shortcut on other windows 7 machines like RemoteApp in windows server, it may solve the problem.
I'm not looking for remote desktop. They want a shortcut on desktop to run the application.
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Do you not want RemoteApps because it's not free or are you saying it didn't work?
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The server is windows server 2008 R2 and 2012 64bit. The app can be installed, but doesn't work in both OS.  If I install the app in the server, it can't be distributed to windows xp clients.
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I'm going to guess you've already tried running the application in multiple compatibility modes, so I won't go down that road.

Remote Apps is the only thing I've implemented for clients and I've dealt with multiple compatibility issues, though I've always been able to use compatibility runtime to get those working on the server.  I think Citrix has a similar implementation in XenApp (http://www.citrix.com/products/xenapp/overview.html).  They have a free trial, so give it a shot and see if that will work for your product.  I believe it still requires the product to be installed on the server, but I could be wrong (I haven't tried it).

Let me know what you find.
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I tried the various compatibility modes in properties of the exe file. Is this the only option I can utilize with Windows server RemoteApp? So, basically I can not really install the application on the server as completely windows xp environment compatible, right?

What I am looking for is something similar to this, publishing virtual application to windows 7 clients: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windows_vpc/archive/2009/11/02/publishing-virtual-applications-in-windows-virtual-pc.aspx

This way, any application only compatible with windows xp can be published to windows 7 clients so that they can use it. But the above link is about Widnows XP mode in virtual PC. I thought I could do the similar way in Server for remote access, but it seems as it's not possible.

Citrix says it's 'virtual application', I haven't looked in yet, but if it works, Shouldn't Microsoft Remote Access have the same level of features? I thought they brought in Citrix technology for virtualization and remote.
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I found it!!!!!!
This simulates xp mode. Microsoft released RemoteApp for Windows XP SP3.
It works pretty cool. you genreate RDP file, put on desktop. It opens and runs the app on the remote windows xp machine, user won't see the difference, no logon for remote desktop after you set up 'remember my credential' on remote desktop popup for the initial set up.

http://www.petri.co.il/enable-remoteapp-windows-xp-sp3.htm
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Glad you found it!  I've used the WinXPSP3 compatibility a few times now and it works great.  Thanks for the grade and good luck!
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