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Hi,

Here is a layout for which I need to know if doable using the new rds over http technologies and if so, are there any gotchas?

We have a desktop app that we intend to webify. We use AD, IIS, DNS and SQL Server (Microsoft Stack). The app we are webifying does not use any at this time. I do have access to its source code.

Lets say 100 strangers from the wan wants to access the app. The app already allows them to register, browse sample data, purchase a subscription and receive authenticated access all without touching AD or some RDC user. I need RDS to authenticate automatically using a single rds credential and RDS never prompts the user for these credentials. Instead the app will perform user validation, creations, and lockouts all within itself, with no interaction with AD. As far as RDS is concerned, all 100 strangers will be operating under a single rdc user.

A real, (not self-signed) ssl cert is also used.

The app needs to startup and show in browser when accessing its url such as: "https://www/somesite.com/myapp.exe" with no user prompts all the way to the app's logon form.

The app internally (local lan) will access SqL Server, mail server and web server all internally. The web and mail servers are public facing only.

There will be no access to a RDS desktop from within RDS as when the url is accessed the app will open and when the app is closed, the web rdp session is closed.

The app is already build to manage separate environments for each of our 100 concurrent users, which means we can run all 100 users within a single session?

Printing is also an issue whereas we need to print to most modern printers without installing print drivers.

What is shared in a shared rds session over http?

Can the RDS Web client gateway tools allow for this?

If there are better tools for this, please say so. At this time, true web technology tooling such as C#, css, html, javascript, and at least another hundred web tools is not an option due to the learning curve cost of all the different apps needed to create a native web app, even with all the frameworks out there.

Any pointers, comments, suggestions, urls would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks,
Stanley

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