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Setting Up an SMB Environment

This getting started guide explains how to add the server where the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server is installed as terminal server to a site in the farm and publish an application (2X Application Server Console) from it.

Add a Terminal Server

  1. Launch the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Console, select the Farm category and click on Terminal Servers from the navigation tree.
  2. Select Add from the Tasks drop down menu to launch the setup wizard and once prompted enter the server FQDN or IP. In this case enter the IP address of the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server server and click Next.

First Step of the Terminal Server Wizard

  1. In the next step the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server checks if the 2X Agent is installed on the server. Once confirmed click Add to add the server to the farm.

2X Terminal Server Agent Check

Publish an Application

The below procedure explains how to publish the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Console as an application, but you can publish any other application you like.

  1. Click the Publishing category and click the Application icon from the console top menu to launch the wizard.

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First Step of the Application Publishing Wizard

  1. In the first step of the wizard select Terminal Server and click Next as seen in the screenshot above.
  2. In the second step select Installed Application to select the application from a list of installed applications on the server and click Next.
  3. Expand the 2X > Application Server node and tick Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Console to publish the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server console as seen in the screenshot below.

Highlighting the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server Console to publish it

  1. Click Finish when ready.

Publish a Desktop

The below procedure explains how to publish the desktop of the server where the Parallels 2X Remote Application Server is installed.

  1. Click Publishing from the system menu and click the Desktop icon from the console top menu to launch the wizard.
  2. In the first step of the wizard select Terminal Server Desktop and click Next
  3. Next, select individual or multiple servers that the desktop will be published from.
  4. In the third step of the wizard you have to specify a Name and Description for the shared desktop and (optional) change the Icon. Enable the option Connect to console so users connect to console rather than a virtual session.

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Second Step of the Desktop Publishing Wizard

  1. As seen from the above screenshot, in the third step of the wizard you can also configure the size and resolution of the desktop from the Size drop down menu. Once configured, click Finish to publish the desktop.