Checklist: Deploying Application Virtualization

Updated: March 2, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This parent checklist includes cross-reference links to important concepts about the design to make programs on a Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server available to users through RemoteApp. It also contains links to subordinate checklists that will help you complete the tasks that are required to implement this design.


Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.


This checklist applies to an environment where you are using a single RD Session Host server to host RemoteApp programs.

Checklist: Deploying Application Virtualization

Task Reference

Before you can make RemoteApp programs available to users, you must complete installation prerequisites.

Checklist: Deploying a Remote Desktop Session Host Server

Add programs to the RemoteApp Programs list.

Adding Programs to the RemoteApp Programs List

Assign domain users and domain groups to a RemoteApp program.

Assigning Domain Users and Domain Groups to a RemoteApp Program

Configure global deployment settings.

Configuring Deployment Settings

Decide how to distribute RemoteApp programs to users.

Distributing RemoteApp Programs to Users

If you are going to distribute RemoteApp programs through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection, configure RD Web Access.

Checklist: Making RemoteApp Programs Available Through Remote Desktop Web Access

If you are going to distribute RemoteApp programs through .rdp files, create .rdp files.

Creating an .rdp File

If you are going to distribute RemoteApp programs through Windows Installer packages, create Windows Installer packages.

Creating a Windows Installer Package

Manage the RemoteApp Programs list. (Optional)

Managing the RemoteApp Programs List