Application Virtualization


RemoteApp enables you to make programs that are accessed remotely through Remote Desktop Services appear as if they are running on the end user’s local computer. These programs are referred to as RemoteApp programs. Instead of being presented to the user in the desktop of the Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server, the RemoteApp program is integrated with the client’s desktop. The RemoteApp program runs in its own resizable window, can be dragged between multiple monitors, and has its own entry in the taskbar. If a user is running more than one RemoteApp program on the same RD Session Host server, the RemoteApp program will share the same Remote Desktop Services session.

RemoteApp can reduce complexity and reduce administrative overhead in many situations, including the following:

  • Branch offices, where there may be limited local IT support and limited network bandwidth.
  • Situations where users need to access programs remotely.
  • Deployment of line-of-business (LOB) programs, especially custom LOB programs.
  • Environments, such as “hot desk” or “hoteling” workspaces, where users do not have assigned computers.
  • Deployment of multiple versions of a program, particularly if installing multiple versions locally would cause conflicts.

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)

App-V helps businesses provide their end users with access to virtually any application, anywhere without installing applications directly on their computers. App-V increases business agility through faster application deployment and updates with no user interruptions. It minimizes conflicts between applications, allowing enterprises to reduce application compatibility testing time. App-V together with USV provides users with a consistent experience and reliable access to applications and business data, no matter their location and connection to the Internet.