Azure RemoteApp – Deploy RemoteApp service

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In previous article (Azure RemoteApp – Overview) I introduced you the overview of Azure RemoteApp. In this article, I would like to provide you step-by-step guideline to deploy a RemoteApp on Azure.

Step 1: Create a RemoteApp service

In the Management Portal, go to Action panel at the bottom, click New, App Services, RemoteApp then Quick Create.

You must fill the service’s name, the region, select the plan and select your expected template. In my case I select Office 365 ProPlus.

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Figure 1 – Creating new RemoteApp service

To finish this step, click Create RemoteApp collection button. Azure takes about 30 minutes to finish provisioning process. We also have the option to create RemoteApp service with VPN and Virtual Network and I will have different article to discuss about it.

Step 2: Configure Azure Active Directory users (optional)

RemoteApp supports Microsoft account and Azure Active Directory account, in my guideline I use the second one, so I need to create some new users for this purpose.

Go to left menu, select Active Directory, choose Default Directory, select Users on top menu, click Add Users and follow the wizard to create new user.

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Figure 2 – Creating new account

Step 3: Configure the RemoteApp

After your RemoteApp service has been created, go to RemoteApp Quick Start page to continue with setup steps.

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Figure 3 – RemoteApp Quick Start page

Click on publish remoteapp programs and select the applications you want to publish.

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Figure 4 – Select published applications

You also need to configure user access to your RemoteApp service by clicking on configure user access and add your wanted account.

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Figure 5 – Configure user accounts

Please make sure you save your setting before move to next step.

Step 4: Access applications on client site.

Please visit https://www.remoteapp.windowsazure.com/ and install client launcher. Depend on you access to this site on which device, system will provide respective version for you.

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Figure 6 – Start to install client launcher

Install the launcher and run it with your account and password created in step 2, and the application will be listed for you.

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Figure 7 – Client launcher with Windows 8.1

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Figure 8 – Client launcher with HTC M7

That’s is for now, you can access the tools from Windows, iOS or Android devices.

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Figure 9 – Remote application with Windows 8.1

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Figure 10 – Remote application with HTC M7

Step 5: Monitor your service

Azure RemoteApp provides you the dashboard to support you to review your applications usage and bill.

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Figure 11 – RemoteApp Dashboard

It also provide to capability to manage service’s sessions with function to send message, force logging off and disconnect with a given client.

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Figure 12 – RemoteApp Session management

Son Nguyen

Son Nguyen

Son Nguyen is a Cloud Consultant working for FPT Software’s Cloud Innovation team. With deep knowledge in AWS and MS Azure, Son acts as a cloud consultant in various areas, ranging from assessment to architecture design, supporting customers from Japan, EU to US.

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