Checklist: Making RemoteApp Programs Available from the Internet

Updated: March 2, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

This parent checklist includes cross-reference links to important concepts about the design to use RemoteApp together with RD Gateway, to make RemoteApp programs available from the Internet by using RD Gateway. 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.


Before you complete this checklist, you must meet the following prerequisites:

Checklist: Make RemoteApp Programs Available from the Internet

  Task Reference

Deploy and configure RD Gateway. When you configure RD Gateway, ensure that you do the following:

  • Create a Remote Desktop connection authorization policy (RD CAP) to define the list of user groups that can connect to the RD Session Host servers that host the RemoteApp programs.

  • Create a Remote Desktop resource authorization policy (RD RAP) that provides access to the RD Session Host servers that host the RemoteApp programs.

    When you create the RD RAP, add the user groups that you defined in the RD CAP. Also, create a new RD Gateway-managed computer group that contains both the NetBIOS names and the fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) of the RD Session Host servers or the RD Session Host server farm that hosts the RemoteApp programs.

Checklist: Deploying a Remote Desktop Gateway Server

Configure RD Gateway settings in RemoteApp Manager (either in the global deployment settings or when you create an .rdp file or Windows Installer package).

Configuring Remote Desktop Gateway Settings

If you want to use existing .rdp files or Windows Installer packages to access RemoteApp programs over the Internet, ensure that the files were created with the correct RD Gateway settings. If they were not, you must create new files with the correct settings, and then distribute them to users.

If you want to allow Internet access to RemoteApp programs through RD Web Access, configure firewall and authentication settings.

Configuring the Remote Desktop Web Access Server to Allow Access from the Internet