Use the following procedure to add a RemoteApp source in the Remote Desktop Connection Manager tool. When you add a RemoteApp source, the RemoteApp programs from that RemoteApp source are available to users through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection. A RemoteApp source can be an individual Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) server or a farm of identically configured RD Session Host servers.


The RD Session Host server can be running either Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the RD Connection Broker server that you plan to configure, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at

To add a RemoteApp source
  1. On the RD Connection Broker server, open Remote Desktop Connection Manager. To open Remote Desktop Connection Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, point to Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remote Desktop Connection Manager.

  2. In the left pane, click RemoteApp Sources, and then on the Action menu, click Add RemoteApp Source.

  3. In the Add RemoteApp Source dialog box, in the RemoteApp source name box, enter the name of the RD Session Host server or the DNS name of the RD Session Host server farm that is hosting the RemoteApp programs, and then click Add.


    Do not enter the name of each RD Session Host server in the RD Session Host server farm. If you do, users will see multiple instances of the RemoteApp program icons.

  4. The RemoteApp source name appears in the center pane. To add additional RemoteApp sources, repeat the previous steps.

    To remove a RemoteApp source, click the name of the RemoteApp source, and then on the Action menu, click Remove RemoteApp Source. In the Remove RemoteApp Source dialog box, click Yes.

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