Manage published documents

Configuring a published document

When publishing a document using a wizard, you have to specify the document settings. These options can be modified after the document has been published.

To modify a published document, select it in the Published Resources tree in the Publishing category and then use the tabs in the right pane to configure the published document settings.

Sites — configuring from which sites a published document is available

By default, a published document is available through all available sites. To restrict access to a specific Site or a Site group, click the Sites tab in the right pane. Select the sites from which the document should be available.

Note: For the Sites tab to be available, you need more than one Site in a Farm.

Publish from — configuring from which servers a document is published

Click the Publish From tab and select the servers from which the document should be published. Please note that a server must have the application installed that can open this particular document type.

Application — configuring server-specific document settings

By default, the settings configured in the Target (application path), Start In, and Parameters fields apply to all servers a document is published from. If a document exists in a different folder on one (or more) of the servers, you can specify the above settings for a specific server or servers individually.

To do so:

  1. Click the Application tab and.

  2. Select a server in the Server(s) list.

  3. Specify the Target, Start In, and Parameters (optional) properties. The values that you specify will apply to the selected server only. Repeat the steps for other servers if needed.

  4. Click the Verify Target(s) button to verify the document path on all servers from which this application is published. The results are displayed in the Target Verifier dialog where you can see whether the target is correct or not for each server.


Please see Using filtering rules.


Please see Configuring preferred routing.

Shortcuts — configuring shortcut options for a published document

Click the Shortcuts tab to enable the creation of shortcuts on the user desktops, shortcuts in the Start folder and shortcut in the Auto Start folder. When the Auto Start shortcut is enabled, the application will start when the user's computer is started.

Note: This option is not available on all operating systems.

File extension — configuring file extension associations

To modify file extension association for a particular published document, click the File Extensions tab. To add a new extension to the list, click Tasks > Add and specify the extension. To modify the extension parameters, highlight the extension and click Tasks > Properties.

Licensing — configuring licensing options for published documents

Click the Licensing tab to configure any of the below licensing options:

Select the Inherit default settings option to use the defaults. To specify your own settings, clear the option and set the following options:

  • Disable session sharing. If this option is enabled, it allows you to isolate a given published application to one session. If the same application is launched more than once, the instances of the application will share the same sessions. A different application, however, will start in its own session.

  • Allow users to start only one instance of the application. If this option is enabled, a user can only launch a single instance of the application.

  • Concurrent Licenses. Use this option to specify the maximum number of concurrent instances the application can run. E.g. if the license of the application allows you to only run 10 instances of the application, set the Concurrent licenses option to 10 so once such limit is reached, other users cannot initiate other instances.

  • If limit is exceeded. From this drop-down list you can specify what action should the Parallels RAS take in case any of the above licensing configured limits has been exceeded.

To use Site default settings, select the Inherit default settings option. See Site defaults (Publishing) for more info.

Display — configuring display settings for a published document

Click the Display tab to configure the color depth of the published document, resolution, width and height. If these options are left at their default values, the client-specified options will take over.

You can also enable the option to wait for the Universal Printers to be redirected before the application is loaded. When enabling this option, you can also configure the maximum wait time (in seconds) for the Universal Printers to be redirected. To use Site default settings, select the Inherit default settings option. See Site defaults (Publishing) for more info.

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