Run old *.exe remotely

Panda 5888
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How can I share out an old *.exe application to multiple users in an AD environment who are connected from home via VPN? The requirement is that the execution of *.exe must be from the office network, the *.exe application calls a bunch of databases from other servers in the office and will disconnect if the application runs from the user's computer via VPN.

 I am thinking of setting up a Windows 2012 servers and allow RDP connections for users to run the *.exe on the server from home(via VPN). Are there any other ways?
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

Commented:
Well this depends...if the overall connection from their home Pc to the company its good then you can simply make an account to login the users via VPN to the company domain and run the application as they were in the office...
If the speed of the connection is not that good then you should setup a RDS server and publish the application as RemoteApp ....
Panda 5888Engineer

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I have a RDS server, but that would mean that the application will be running remotely at the user's desktop/laptop. The application will have problem communicating with the database servers in office. Can the application run on the RDS server and not run on the desktop/laptop? That means the application will be communicating with the database server from the RDS server.
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For this you need the RemoteApp....everything would look like its running on the laptop/desktop as a normal application would do but in fact it would be connected to the RDS server...take a look here to get more info..
Panda 5888Engineer

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Thank you for the suggestion ... RemoteApp server worked perfectly.
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

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Glad i helped you ....

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