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How Do I Install Applications on the Desktop?

If an end user needs to install applications on the desktop, the administrator can use the following methods to assist the end user in the installation:

Method 1: using file redirection

  1. Choose File redirection > Fixed Drive (such as local disks) to enable the policy. For details, see Managing Policies.
  2. The end user downloads required applications to the local PC.
  3. The end user copies the applications from the local PC to the desktop and installs them.

Method 2: using USB redirection

  1. Choose USB port redirection > Storage devices (such as USB flash drives) to enable the policy. For details, see Managing Policies.
  2. The end user copies the applications from the USB flash drive to the desktop and installs them.

Method 3: using the Internet

  1. Enable the Internet access permission for the end user. For details, see How Do End Users Access the Internet?.
  2. The end user downloads the applications from the Internet to the desktop and installs them.

Method 4: using private images

Create the desktop where the required applications are installed for the end user. For details, see Creating Workspace Desktops.

Method 5: using Microsoft AD pushing

Use Microsoft AD to push the applications to the desktop of the end user. For details, see How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2008.