Publish windows explorer in RemoteApp

This article explains how to publish windows(File) explorer using RemoteApp program. This can be done by using GUI(Graphical User Interface) or PowerShell

Publish windows explorer in RemoteApp using Server Manager:

1. Go to Server Manager

2. Select Remote Desktop Services

3. Go to collections and select collection name where we want to publish the Windows Explorer. In my case Full Desktop is collection name.

Publish windows explorer in RemoteApp

4. In the RemoteApp programs, go to Tasks and select Publish RemoteApp programs

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5. Select on Add in RemoteApp programs window.

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6. Then, it will open new window. Then, navigate to C:\Windows\ folder and select ‘explorer’ as shown below and click on Open.

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7. Click on Next

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8. Click on publish.

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9. Then, right click explorer add users/groups.

Publish windows explorer in RemoteApp Using PowerShell:

Syntax:

Import-Module RemoteDesktop
New-RDRemoteApp -CollectionName ‘YourCollection_name’ -DisplayName ‘Windows Explorer’ -FilePath ‘C:\Windows\explorer.exe’ -UserGroups (‘DOMAIN\Domain Users’)

Example:

1.

New-RDRemoteApp -CollectionName ‘Full Desktop’ -DisplayName ‘Windows Explorer’ -FilePath ‘C:\Windows\explorer.exe’ -UserGroups (‘DOMAIN\Domain Users’)

2. It verifies input parameters are correct or not.

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3. If everything is ok, then it will start publishing.

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4. Output above query:
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Verification: Log into your portal and check.

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