Is it possible to run a UWP app in Windows Server Core?

Razvan Rosca 21 Reputation points


I have a UWP app that I need to run in parallel, multiple times, in order for different clients to connect to it. The app's port cannot be changed. The end result would be multiple clients accessing the same app on different IPs, so if User1 wants to connect to App1 and then App2 he should be able to do so.

Please note that it's an UWP app so port forwarding to different .exe cannot be applied. Yes, the app can be executed/opened multiple times, but in this scenario it'll be the same app with the same settings, not the same app(s) with different settings.

The only solution I could think of is to virtualise it, by setting up multiple Windows Core instances. The main question standing is ... will I be able to run the app without the Windows Desktop Experience / GUI? Or do I need the full Desktop Experience in order to achieve this?

Thank you!

Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
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  1. Matt Lacey 791 Reputation points MVP

    I don't believe it is possible to run in the way you want.

    I recommend exploring Windows Virtual Desktops as a possible solution to your needs.

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