Step by Step How to Deploy RemoteApp in Windows Server 2016

What is RemoteApps?

Specify individual applications that are hosted/run on the virtualized machine but appear as if they’re running on the user’s desktop like local applications. The apps have their own taskbar entry and can be resized and moved across monitors. Ideal for deploying and managing key applications in the secure, remote environment while allowing users to work from and customize their own desktops.

RemoteApp programs are programs that are accessed remotely through a special type of Remote Desktop Connection, 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 server, as with a traditional Remote Desktop Connection, the RemoteApp programs are integrated with the client computer’s desktop, running in their own resizable window, with their own entry in the taskbar. If the programs use notification area icons, the icons appear in the client computer’s notification area. Any popup windows are redirected to the local desktop, and local drives and printers can be redirected to appear within the RemoteApp programs. Many users might not be aware that a RemoteApp program is any different than a local program.

For this demo, Infrastructure Requirement:

  • 1 DC SERVER ( 
  • 1 Client PC running Windows 10 (CLIENT-10)

01 – open Server Manager Click Add roles and features.


 02 – Click Next to proceed


03 – Choose Remote Desktop Services installation button and click next to proceed.

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04 – on the Select deployment type box, click Quick Start (I choose this because I only have One Server for RDS and Remote Apps)

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05 – Next, on the Select deployment scenario box, choose Session-based desktop deployment.

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06 – On the Select a Server box, verify your RDS server and the IP address (in my case, my RDS server is /

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07 – On the Confirm selections box, verify the roles to be installed and click Restart the destination. box and then click Deploy.

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08 – wait till the process completed. your server will restart after the RDS roles installed.

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09 – once you log in to the server, on the Server Manager, click Remote Desktop Services. and then click QuickSessionCollection to proceed with next configuration.

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10 – On the RemoteApp Programs column, Click TASKS and click Publish RemoteApps Programs.

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11 – Next, on the Select RemoteApps programs box, choose any software that you want to publish to our users. for my case.. I going to use Server Manager to publish to Administrator. so I Select Server Manager.

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12 – Next, on the confirmation box, verify the program that you want to publish and click Publish button then Close.

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13 – Next, on the Windows 10. open  Internet Explorer and type your full server link such as in my case this is to log in to your RDWEB website.


14 – Next, click on the More information then Click on Go on to the webpage (not recommended).


15 – on the Work Resources page, enter your Domain user name & password.


16 – Finally, you should have your Server Manager on the RDWEB page. in my case, is my Server Manager for Administrator Purpose only.


17 – to verify the functionality of the program, double click on the Server Manager and click on the Connect button.

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18 – And see on… my Server Manager is now open.

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that’s all for now.., any Doubts type a commend.. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Step by Step How to Deploy RemoteApp in Windows Server 2016

  1. Hi Sifad, hope you’re keeping well. I have followed your instructions and I am publishing a remote app for win 10 clients, unfortunately I don’t seem to be able to create or find the .rdp file for user credentials. Would this step be an extension of the very helpful instructions you have here or am I barking up the wrong tree in terms of the process? I have so far created a Group Management Policy on the Domain Controller but am now wondering in the woods without a compass!!


  2. HI, I did same and now locally in server it works fine when i use the same from outside network i was able to login and click app whisk will download and it wont connect to which says as below.
    RemoteApp Disconnected
    The Remote Computer could not be found. Please contact your helpdesk about this error.
    I use Win 2016 server in AWS


    1. Firstly please provide some more information from your side.

      1. Does the other user can able to work properly without any issue?

      2. Did you install the RD gateway role to allow the external user to access the internal resource? If so, please help to make sure you configure the FQDN for the RD gateway, and the external users can resolve this name on the internet.

      3. Can you telnet the RD host server (like telnet server name 3389) to check whether the RD host server is available for another server?

      4. Did you try to temporarily disable all of firewall and anti-virus to test if this issue persists?

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