Saturday, September 12, 2009
Microsoft Server 2008 Terminal Services offers a new feature. Instead of showing entire server desktops to the users, it can just present the application GUI. (Otherwise, showing multiple desktops can be confusing.) Hence, you can now have individual virtualised applications running on the backend terminal service, as if they were local applications running on your PC. Microsoft called it Presentation Virtualization (Present-V in short). The virtual application is known as "RemoteApp".
Step-by-Step guides are available here.
Typical deployment scenario that allows remote access over the Internet: