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How to recognize if application is installed using "Install Application on Remote Desktop" option on Windows Server 2008 R2

    Question

  • How to recognize if application is installed using "Install application on remote desktop..." option in Control Panel in Windows Server 2008 R2?

    Basically, as administrator, I can't say if the user installed application using "Install application on remote desktop..." in Control Panel or he just installed it by clicking the .msi executable. I can't find anything that makes any difference. I could not find anything in the registry. I am quite confused.

    Thanks,

    Aleksandar9

    Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:32 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thank you for your posting in Windows Server Forum.

    Please make sure that you are using category view of control panel-programs to check the application. And in addition to “install application on Remote Desktop server” user can also use command line also.

    change user /install
    change user /execute
    change user /query

    The first time you run the application, it searches the home directory for its .ini files. If the .ini files are not found in the home directory, but are found in the system directory, Terminal Services copies the .ini files to the home directory, ensuring that each user has a unique copy of the application .ini files. Each user should have a unique copy of the .ini files for an application. This prevents instances where different users might have incompatible application configurations.” (Quoted formthis article).

    Hope it helps!

    Thanks,
    Dharmesh
    Thursday, April 03, 2014 7:25 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Thank you for your posting in Windows Server Forum.

    Please make sure that you are using category view of control panel-programs to check the application. And in addition to “install application on Remote Desktop server” user can also use command line also.

    change user /install
    change user /execute
    change user /query

    The first time you run the application, it searches the home directory for its .ini files. If the .ini files are not found in the home directory, but are found in the system directory, Terminal Services copies the .ini files to the home directory, ensuring that each user has a unique copy of the application .ini files. Each user should have a unique copy of the .ini files for an application. This prevents instances where different users might have incompatible application configurations.” (Quoted formthis article).

    Hope it helps!

    Thanks,
    Dharmesh
    Thursday, April 03, 2014 7:25 AM
  • Hi,

    Do you need any other assistance? If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.

    Thanks,
    Dharmesh
    Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:37 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in Windows Server forum.

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ and if there is anything new to update we will let you know by following up this thread.

    BTW,  we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. 

    Thanks for your Support & understanding!

    Regards,
    Dharmesh
    Friday, April 11, 2014 2:49 AM