Saturday 9 August 2008

SBS 08 - RWW + TS RemoteApp = Killer App for SBS and EBS

For us, one of the most anticipated features that we can implement for our clients is the publishing of Terminal Services Applications via the Remote Web Workplace in SBS and EBS.

To date, we have yet to find a definitive instruction set on getting that happening.

For now, it is important to begin reading some of the materials available to us on the Terminal Services TS RemoteApp technology (links to Word documents on Microsoft's site):
From the Cougar Beta Newsgroup by Jonathan Hassell:
  1. Export the apps as RDP files
  2. Save the RDP files to the path where RWW is hosted on the SBS server
  3. Add the RDP MIME type to IIS on the SBS server
  4. Add links to the RDP files using the wizard in the SBS console
While we have followed the above steps, we must be missing something because we get errors when initiating the application.

Anyone who can flesh out the above, please do so as it would be greatly appreciated by all of us! ;)

For now, we will keep plugging along to figure it out.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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Anonymous said...

Hey Philip, did you ever get this happening? I've tried following the technet setup guide to use TS Web Access, everything works fine directly connecting to the TS server (second 2K8 in premium). Unfortunately the one thing technet left out was exactly how to integrate the RemoteApp into the default RWW page.

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


While I have not yet, I have managed to glean a number of bits and pieces from various places to get a good idea of how it is done.

Once I have had the time to actually implement server #2 and Terminal Services, it will be a priority to get at least WordPad published! :)


Josh VDW said...

Thank you for the great post, I did try to download the TS RemoteApp Step-by-Step Guide the link change to

Thanks again


Anonymous said...


Any update on the ability to link RemoteApp to RWW?


Anonymous said...



Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...

Finding the time to get this happening has been extremely difficult! :|

Hopefully there will be some time to document the process and make it happen! I know a number of folks out there have done it.