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I am very excited to announce to you about the new release of TS Web Access with Silverlight BETA! Many improvements have been done from the last prototype (TS Web Access with Silverlight ALPHA) especially on the backend code. Now the icon will consume MsRdpClientShell that invoke the information of RDPFileContents from the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) through ActiveX, rather than link to the RDP file in ALPHA version.
The cool thing on this BETA version is the list of Remote Program will dynamically change according to your TS Web Access Setting. Because, this Web App will read the list of published application from WMI, querying Win32
TSPublishedApplication from Terminal Services RemoteApp Classes. In order to enable using WMI, I have to use Server Control that accessing Win32
Please read the following README about the usage.
1. Install the Terminal Services Web Access and all components that required to running TS Web Access properly in your Windows Server 2008 Machine (or you can use any demo VM that TS Web Access Ready)
2. Install the TSXWebSetup.msi on your TS machine.
3. Open your IIS Manager and enable Anonymous Authentication only on your http://localhost/ts/images folder (note that only for /images folder).
4. Add your remote program on your TS Machine (I suggest add around 8-12 remote programs to have good UI, I will fix it on next release)
5. Navigate your browser of TS Machine to http://localhost/ts every time you add new remote program.*
6. Navigate your browser either form your client or TS Machine to http://
You can try the live demo of BETA version from here, but you can't try the remote program, because I'm not put the TS Gateway on the public network. But you can see how the silverlight works. Now you can show to your costumer/partner/friends about the collaboration of Microsoft latest technologies.
Thank goes to Samim Erdogan (Senior Program Manager - Terminal Services, Microsoft Corp) who gave me right direction to use ActiveX and WMI, Risman Adnan (ISV Lead, Microsoft Indonesia) who gave me e book and coding spirit, Zeddy Iskandar (Academic Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Indonesia) who gave me right clue how to access WMI with .NET Framework, and Alex Balcanquall (TS Product Manager, Microsoft Corp) who gave me challenge to getting this done.
Any feedbacks or comment are welcome!
IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Indonesia
Please note that every time you add new remote programs in your Terminal Services, make sure to navigate your browser (of your Terminal Services Machine that hosts the RemoteApp) to http://localhost/ts. This activity will generate the images icon of the remote programs (this web application will consume the images of icon from http://localhost/ts/images).
Sep 12 2008 at 6:43 AM
, version 2
Aug 27 2009 at 1:03 AM
Does ts web access with silverlight beta work with Mac clients using smart cards?
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