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.

RemoteApp Tool has recently undergone a major update. Previous version available here. Feedback here.

Please submit comments/questions via the software feedback form or email

  • 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!