RemoteApp Tool

Create and manage RemoteApps hosted on Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 and Server.
(and now provide a web-interface with RAWeb!)

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RemoteApp is a Microsoft technology that extends Remote Desktop Services to allow seamless display of a remote application (as if it were a native application on the local computer).
Usually, RemoteApps are hosted on Windows Server 2008 (and above), but some smart folk figured out how to host them on Windows 7. This required manually editing the registry and manually creating RDP files. More information on the whole process can be found here.

RemoteApp Tool is a GUI utility that allows you to create/manage RemoteApps hosted on Windows (7, 8, 10, XP and Vista) as well as generate RDP and MSI files to use on the clients.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about RemoteApp Tool, please visit the forum!

  • Create and manage RemoteApps on Windows desktops and servers.
  • Generate RDP files.
  • Generate and customise MSI installers (requires free WiX Toolset installed).
  • Use a Remote Desktop Gateway.
  • Set options on RD hosts such as session timeouts.
  • Select and use icons for your apps.

  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4

  • Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Enterprise or Education
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Server 2008 or newer

  • WiX Toolset (if you want to create MSIs)

Note: If you try to host RemoteApps on any other edition of Windows (eg Win 7/8/10 Professional or Home), the tool will run but RemoteApps will not work. The RDP client will appear to be connecting, then just disappear with no error shown.




If you want your RemoteApps to appear in the Start Menu of your clients, or via a web interface, check out RAWeb!


v0.2.0.0 (August 2011)
-Initial public release 

v4.0.2.5 (May 2013)
-Requires admin privileges to run
-Major UI redesign
-Added Host Options

v5.0.1.0 (March 2016)
-Tidied up a bunch of code
-Created RemoteAppLib for managing system RemoteApps
-See RemoteApps in 64bit and 32bit registry keys
-UI update
-Icon handling (via IconLib)
-MSI exporting
-Save settings in RDP/MSI export window
-Optional Remote Desktop Gateway settings for exported RDP/MSIs