Publish an application

To publish an application:

  1. In the RAS Management Portal, select the Publishing category

  2. In the middle pane, click the plus-sign icon (or choose Add from the ellipsis menu). The publishing wizard opens.

  3. On the Publishing Type page, select Application and click Next.

  4. On the Sites page, select one or more Sites (if available) from which the application should be available.

  5. Click Next.

  6. On the Publish from page, select from the following options:

    • All servers in the Site: Publish from all hosts that are available in this Site.

    • Server host pools: Specify one or more host pools from which to publish the application.

    • Individual servers: Specify one or more specific individual hosts.

  7. Click Next.

  8. On the Application Type page, select from the following:

    • Select from installed and predefined application: Choose this option to select from preinstalled and standard Windows applications.

    • Add single application manually: Choose this option to configure all of the application settings yourself.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Depending on the application type that you selected on the previous page, the next page will appear as follows:

    • Select from installed and predefined application: The page displays the list of preinstalled applications and application groups. You can select an entire group or individual applications. When done, click Next and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the wizard and publish the application(s). You can skip the rest of this section.

    • Add single application manually: The page will open where you have to specify the application settings. Read on.

  11. If you selected Add single application manually, a page opens where you need to configure the application as described below.

    In the Target Application section, specify the following:

    • Target: The application executable filename and path.

    • Start in: Path that the application should use as the current working directory (by default, the executable path).

    • Parameters: Application startup parameters (if any).

    In the Published Resource Settings section, specify the following:

    • Name: Type a name for the application.

    • Description: Type an optional description.

    • Window mode: Choose from Normal, Maximized, or Minimized.

    • Start automatically when user logs on: Select this option if you want to start an application as soon as a user logs on. This option works on desktop versions of Parallels Client only.

    • Exclude from session prelaunch: The application will not be considered in session prelaunch scenarios.

    • Icon: Click Browse and select an icon for the application.Change Icon. Change the application icon (optional).

  12. On the next page, specify the initial status of the resource. Choose from the following options:

    • Enabled: End users can launch the resource.

    • Disabled: The resource will not appear in Parallels Client.

    • In maintenance: The resource will appear in Parallels Client but users will not be able to launch it. When a resource is in maintenance and a user tries to launch it, they will see a message. To customize the message, click the Configure button. For more info, see Site Defaults (Publishing).

  13. Click Next and then click Finish to publish the application.

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