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First off this Topic Title is not the name I would use for an add-in. Just what came to mind when starting this post.


I wanted to clarify and possibly get some help from the HSS forum members as I work through my first WHS development project. I have been working on this idea and learning bits of code for about 8 months but the hours I have been able to put into this effort are few. I started this effort from a point of interest and passion to learn. I originally was working through this effort with my two brothers and brother-in-law but they do not have time to keep moving forward so it is down to me to keep pushing ahead.


The Idea:

  • To extend the Server Administrative Tools to a child webpage of yourhomeservername.homeserver.com (example: myservername.homeserver.com/admintools)
    • This would be similar to the P80 add-in that is available for WHSv1

    [*]I would also like to create a package to utilize the Remote Desktop Services on WHS 2011 using Remote Applications.

    • This is would be expanding on the current Remote Application the Microsoft has created and we all use on WHS 2011... the Dashboard & I believe the Launch Pad.

As you know research is a big part to a project like this and keeping things organized to get it right the first time. I have somethings in place but I am still searching for that rabbit hole that gets me really going in the right direction.


What are your thoughts around these ideas? What do you already know can be done and can't? What security issues might there be?

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Now that I am moving my focus to figuring out how the RemoteApp role works. I have done some research and I see that Microsoft has hidden the RemoteApp role even though the Dashboard is a RemoteApp. I got an error in my TEST VM when I enabled the Terminal Server Role. The error seems to be a license/cert error and I am sure can be fixed with some looking into.


This screen shot shows that the Dashboard is a RemoteApp within the RemoteApp Manager I am now able to access.




Any ideas why Microsoft would have hidden this feature from the standard set of Roles? Also, if the Dashboard is a RemoteApp then how is the Terminal Server Role not enabled?

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