Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server farms - Export or import RemoteApp programs and settings

RemoteApp programs are programs that are accessed remotely through Terminal Services and appear as if they are running on the end user's local computer. Instead of being presented to the user in the desktop of the remote terminal server, the RemoteApp program is integrated with the client's desktop, running in its own resizable window with its own entry in the taskbar. Users can run RemoteApp programs side-by-side with their local programs. If a user is running more than one RemoteApp program on the same terminal server, the RemoteApp programs will share the same Terminal Services session.

You can copy the RemoteApps list and deployment settings from one terminal server to another terminal server. You might want to do this if you want to configure multiple terminal servers identically to host RemoteApp programs, for example in a terminal server farm.

To export the RemoteApps list and deployment settings

1. Start TS RemoteApp Manager.

2. In the Actions pane, click Export RemoteApps and Settings.

3. Select either of the following options:

· Export the RemoteApps list and settings to another terminal server

If you select this setting, in the Terminal server name box, enter the name of the terminal server that you want to export the settings to, and then click OK.

· Export the RemoteApps list and settings to a file

If you select this option, click OK. In the Save As dialog box, specify a location to save the .tspub file, and then click Save.

To import the RemoteApps list and deployment settings

1. Start TS RemoteApp Manager.

2. In the Actions pane, click Import RemoteApps and Settings.

3. Select either of the following options:

Import the RemoteApps list and settings from another terminal server

If you select this option, in the Terminal server name box, enter the name of the terminal server that you want to import the settings from, and then click OK. The settings are imported directly into TS RemoteApp Manager.

· Import the RemoteApps list and settings from a file

If you select this option, click OK. In the Open dialog box, locate and then click the .tspub file that you want to import, and then click Open.

If you import a configuration, and the target terminal server does not have a program in the RemoteApps list installed or the program is installed in a different folder, the program will appear in the RemoteApps list. However, the name will be displayed with strikethrough text.

Note

Only the RemoteApps list and deployment settings are exported or imported. Any .rdp files or .msi packages that were created from the programs will not be exported or imported. You must create new .rdp files or .msi packages on each terminal server unless the server is a member of a terminal server farm. If you specified a farm name when you created the .rdp files or .msi packages, and the server where you want to copy the files to is a member of the same terminal server farm, you can manually copy the .rdp files or .msi packages.

from the Windows Server Longhorn Beta 3 Terminal Services RemoteApp Step-By-Step Guide.doc

//Bart

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