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Run RemoteApp on a single Azure VM

    Question

  • What are the steps to install, configure and run RemoteApp on a single Windows 2012 Azure VM? Please include all supporting features and configuration required such as ADS, etc.

    Are RDS SAL licenses the only additional licensing is required (see http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/licensing-faq/)?

    Thursday, August 01, 2013 11:50 PM

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  • Thanks for the note. 

    The licensing information in the KB article is vague does not explain licensing for RemoteApp on an Azure VM.

    The How To... Forum article states that RemoteApp is not supported. Also, the article does not provide instructions to install RemoteApp functionality on a single VM.

    Howerver, Remote is supported on Azure as of 1 July 2013. See the licensing for RemoteApp on Azure at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/licensing-faq/ which shows support for RemoteApp. I was directed to that page by the Azure Support team. Text included below.

    Can service providers build a cloud-based service on Windows Azure using session-based hosting through RDS (Remote Desktop Services, formerly known as Terminal Services)?

    Yes, service providers can offer hosted solutions through RDS running on Windows Azure as long as they obtained RDS SALs (Subscriber Access Licenses) through a Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) reseller.


    Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:39 AM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your posting.

    All Microsoft software installed in the Windows Azure Virtual Machine environment must be properly licensed. Windows Azure Virtual Machines include by default a license for use of Windows Server in the Windows Azure environment. Certain Windows Azure Virtual Machine offerings may also include additional Microsoft software on a per-hour or evaluation basis. Licenses for other software must be obtained separately.

    For more and detail information, please refer to:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721672

    Meanwhile, there is a similar thread thread has been discussed:

    How to setup RemoteApp

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsazure/en-US/5f0d86bd-af09-4c79-9ea5-03e26aa976e9/how-to-setup-remoteapp

    Regards.


    Vivian Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, August 06, 2013 3:25 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the note. 

    The licensing information in the KB article is vague does not explain licensing for RemoteApp on an Azure VM.

    The How To... Forum article states that RemoteApp is not supported. Also, the article does not provide instructions to install RemoteApp functionality on a single VM.

    Howerver, Remote is supported on Azure as of 1 July 2013. See the licensing for RemoteApp on Azure at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/licensing-faq/ which shows support for RemoteApp. I was directed to that page by the Azure Support team. Text included below.

    Can service providers build a cloud-based service on Windows Azure using session-based hosting through RDS (Remote Desktop Services, formerly known as Terminal Services)?

    Yes, service providers can offer hosted solutions through RDS running on Windows Azure as long as they obtained RDS SALs (Subscriber Access Licenses) through a Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) reseller.


    Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:39 AM