I’ve either completely forgotten this application compatibility solution or it escaped by my attention. RemoteApp for Hyper-V is a VDI solution that allows you to publish apps from the following VDI VM guest operating systems to end users via RDP:
- Windows XP SP3: Professional
- Windows Vista SP1 and above: Enterprise and Ultimate
- Windows 7: Enterprise and Ultimate
You can set it up in a “standalone” format where you manually create VMs, RDP files, and configure end user machines. Alternatively you can create a full RDS VDI farm, using the RD Connection Broker.
This product isn’t as manageable as a normal RDSH (session host) RemoteApp solution but it sure seems like a better (manageable) way to do appcompat than XP Mode (which is cheaper), thanks to the centralisation of VMs that can be easily deployed via SCVMM/SCE/or Hyper-V import/copy.