RDPlus supports 3 different kinds of Application Publishing:

  • Microsoft Remote Desktop. The user will see the full Windows Remote Desktop in the session.
  • RDPlus Taskbar. Any application, folder, shortcuts, documents, etc copied to the user’s Desktop folder will be published with the RDPlus Remote Taskbar. In this case, the user does not have any access to applications other than those decided by the administrator.
  • Application Control has much finer control over application publishing. Assign one, two, three, or more specific applications to a user/group. In this case the user will only see their assigned applications when opening a session.

There is a priority rule to remember: The Microsoft Remote Desktop has the highest priority, then the RDPlus Taskbar, then specific applications.
If a user has a specific application assigned and RDPlus taskbar or Microsoft Remote Desktop, they will not see the specific application because they have a lower priority.

Managing Application using the Admin Tool

You will add or delete applications using the AdminTool, by clicking on the “Application Publishing Tile” on the Applications tab :

  1. Notepad is published as an example. To publish an application, and give it a name in the Display Name field, and browse to the executable for the application under Path/Filename (the source directory will be filled out automatically)
  2. After entering a new application, use the Test it button to check that all the application details are entered correctly.
  3. For each new application, you can specify if this application must start maximized, minimized or hidden. You can also tell the system to apply this application to all users.
  4. You must click on the Save button to store any modification.

Important remarks

  • After installation, the default setting is: Any RDP user will see the complete Microsoft Remote Desktop. Any Seamless user will have the RDPlus Remote Taskbar.
  • The RDPlus Taskbar publishes all shortcuts copied in the user’s Desktop folder.
  • When selecting RDPlus Taskbar, you can request to automatically copy any of the shortcuts available in the All Users Desktop folder, and to automatically create shortcuts from applications assigned to the users with Application Control.

Next Section: Assigning Applications to Users or Groups