Add Programs to the RemoteApp Programs List

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

To make a program available remotely to users through TS RemoteApp, you must add the program to the RemoteApp Programs list.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

To add a program to the RemoteApp Programs list

  1. Start TS RemoteApp Manager. To do this, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Terminal Services, and then click TS RemoteApp Manager.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Add RemoteApp Programs.

  3. On the Welcome to the RemoteApp Wizard page, click Next.

  4. On the Choose programs to add to the RemoteApp Programs list page, select the check box next to each program that you want to add to the list of RemoteApp programs. You can select multiple programs.


The programs that are shown on the Choose programs to add to the RemoteApp Programs list page are the programs that are found on the All Users Start menu on the terminal server. If the program that you want to add to the RemoteApp Programs list is not in the list, click Browse, and then specify the location of the program's .exe file.

  1. To configure the properties for a RemoteApp program, click the program name, and then click Properties. You can configure the following:

    • The program name that will appear to users. To change the name, type a new name in the RemoteApp program name box.

    • The path of the program executable file. To change the path, type the new path in the Location box, or click Browse to locate the .exe file.


You can use system environment variables in the path name. For example, you can substitute %windir% for the explicit path of the Windows folder (such as C:\Windows). You cannot use per-user environment variables.

  - The alias for the RemoteApp program. The alias is a unique identifier for the program that defaults to the program's file name (without the extension). We recommend that you do not change this name.  
  - Whether the program is available through TS Web Access. By default, the **RemoteApp program is available through TS Web Access** setting is enabled. To change the setting, select or clear the check box.  
  - Whether command-line arguments are allowed, not allowed, or whether to always use the same command-line arguments.  
  - The program icon that will be used. To change the icon, click **Change Icon**.  
  1. When you are finished configuring program properties, click OK, and then click Next.

  2. On the Review Settings page, review the settings, and then click Finish.

    The programs that you selected should appear in the RemoteApp Programs list.

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