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Managing Published Applications

Publishing is one of the fundamental uses and features of the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server. The Parallels 2X Remote Application Server can be used to publish:

  • Applications
  • Folders
  • Desktops
  • Predefined Applications
  • Documents

Publishing an Application

To publish an application that can be accessed by users on the network, you can follow any of the following procedures:

  • Publishing an Application from a Terminal Server here.
  • Publishing an Application from a Remote PC here.
  • Publishing an Application from a Guest here.

Configuring a Published Application

When publishing an application through the wizard you have to specify several application parameters such as the name, the executable path etc. These options and several others can also be modified once the application has been published.

To modify a published application, select the application from the Published Resources tree in the Publishing category.

Configuring a Published Resource

Configuring the Sites through which a Published Application is Available

By default a published application is available through all the sites. To restrict access to a specific site or group of sites, select the list of sites from the Sites tab in the published application options.

Configuring the Sites a Published Application is Available Through

Configuring from which Servers the Application is Published From

From the Publish From tab you can specify from which terminal servers should the published application be published as seen in the below screenshot.

Configuring from which Servers a Published Application is Available

Configuring Server Specific Application Settings

By default the settings configured in the Target (application path), Start In and Parameters apply to all servers an application is published from. In case the application is installed in a different path on one of the servers, use the Server(s) drop down menu in the Application tab to specify new settings in the Target, Start In and Parameter input fields specific for that server.

Configuring Server Specific Settings for a Published Application

Configuring Shortcuts Options for a Published Application

Click the Shortcuts tab in the application settings to enable the creation of shortcuts on the user’s desktop, shortcuts in the start folder with relative folder and shortcut in the Auto start folder. When the Auto start shortcut is enabled the application will be started when the Operating system the client is running is started.

Note: This option is not available on all operating systems.

Configuring Shortcut Options for a Published Application

Configuring File Extension Associations

To modify file extension association for a particular published application, click the File Extensions tab in the application settings.

Configuring File Extension Associations for a Published Application

Note: A list of typically associated file extensions is automatically generated once an application is published. If you would like to modify the preconfigured list and add, remove or modify an existing entry, tick the option Associate File Extensions.

To add a new extension to the list, click Add from the Tasks drop down menu and specify the extension as shown in the below screenshot.

Configuring a new File Extension

To modify an extension’s parameters, highlight the extension and click Properties from the Tasks drop down menu.

Configuring Licensing Options for Published Applications

Click the Licensing tab to configure any of the below licensing options:

Disable session Sharing: If this option is enabled, it allows you to isolate the published application to one session. Therefore if the same application is launched twice, the multiple instances of the application will run in the same isolated session.

Allow users to start only one instance of the application: If this option is enabled, a user can only launch a single instance of the application.

Concurrent Licenses: Use this option to specify the maximum number of concurrent instances the application can run. E.g. if the license of the application allows you to  only run 10 instances of the application, set the Concurrent licences option to 10 so once such limit is reached, other users cannot initiate other instances.

If limit is exceeded: From this drop down menu you can specify what action should the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server take in case any of the above licensing configured limits has been exceeded.

Configuring Licensing Options of a Published Application

Configuring Display Settings for a Published Application

Click the Display tab to configure the color depth of the published application, resolution and width and height. If these options are left as default, the client specified options will take over.

From this section you can also enable the option to wait for the 2X Universal Printers to be redirected before the application is loaded. When enabling this option you can also configure the maximum time to wait in seconds for the 2X Universal Printers to be redirected.

Configuring Display Options of a Published Application

Filtering

Filtering is comprehensively described in full detail here: http://www.2x.com/support/ras-documentation/manual/filter-rules/