Issues with old Application on RDS, AppVirtualization?

Vincent Sprague 0 Reputation points
2024-05-30T17:52:17.1466667+00:00

I am in the process of testing an RDS server for a subset of users. One application that they need to use is fairly old and appears to only allow one user to run it at a time. When a user launches the application it appears to lock several files that prevents other users from running a second instance of this application. I thought there was a way of virtualizing an application that in theory would provide a workaround for this issue. But I can't recall for certain if it's possible or how best to accomplish it. I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

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  1. Karlie Weng 15,761 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-05-31T08:00:09.58+00:00

    Hello,

    From your description, it seems that the operating logic of this application itself allows only one user to run it at a time. Is this application a Microsoft product? If it is not a Microsoft product, from Microsoft's perspective, it is unclear about the operating logic of third-party applications, and you may need to contact the third-party software for consultation.

    If you need to use app virtualization, it involves creating a virtual application package. Not all applications are suitable for virtualization, so you need to test it. You can refer to the following documents:

    Deploying the App-V Sequencer and configuring the client (Windows 10/11) - Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack | Microsoft Learn


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