URLs to specific resources
Create static URLs to specific resources. This would allow for bookmarking specific resources in a browser and even putting those shortcuts on end-user desktops and start menus. If Windows Hello SSO were used for initial authentication then the process of clicking on a link to a resource would be seamless.
We are gathering feedback and suggestions for this feature request. We have not yet begun working on this feature but we are aware of the potential positive impact for our users, particularly in the Education space.
If you have specific feedback for this feature, please let us know in the comments.
- What will you use specific resource URLs for?
- What types of sites/portals will you want to link from?
- How do you expect user authentication to work when redirected to a specific resource?
- Will you use links to desktops? Remote Apps? Both?
Peter Gerritsen commented
Hi @Brian Taintor,
We would like to have the possibility to have an url to for example word which leeds you to the html5 rds environment login screen and after logging in immidiatally start word. Even better if there are oauth SSO options or real seamless authetication through azure proxy!
We use the web client for example for a single RemoteApp for our customers. If there is only one resource for a user, starting the only available app via an overview page is somehow superfluous. it would be more elegant if a single RemoteApp could be called up directly via an URL and then loaded immediately after entering the credentials.
It would also be cool if we are able to configure that the black navigation bar is collapsed by default (right now there is also a small bug with the re-rendering of the windows after collapsing manually).
With these two measures, the look and feel of a RemoteApp would be more similar to a normal website.
Here is the use case: corporate web-site provides kind of address-book pointing to Windows PCs. Those end-points are not directly accessible from the website: only from selected Windows Terminal Server, which serves as a jump-host and has Remote Desktop Client for Web installed.
We want web-site users to be able to click on target PC entry to get RDP access through the jump-host. Additionally, assume we have special application or script published at the jump-host, which can do RDP session and accepts target server address as parameter.
if "URL to specific resource" would be available, then the user would be able to get RDP access in browser to PC named "targetpc.target.net" by clicking the URL like https://the.jump.host/RdWeb/webclient/custom-rdp-app?target=targetpc.target.net
For the first connection attempt, the user would have to log-on to RDWeb.
Actually, I'm not sure if "URL to specific resources" is enough. Parameters from URL should also be passed to launched applications somehow.
If my EXE Application could send a URL back to the browser would be awesome.
Imagine samething like window.open(url,'_blank')
Today, the user have to copy the url and past at another browser tab.
Can you do that ?
Craig Wilson commented
Definitely would be useful for the likes of Office Apps, browser, and as suggested already for specific sites/URLs without the need to open a full web browser app each time.
Robert McDonald commented
As part of the "Access to local resources" I would like to see local drives added along with Clipboard and Printers.
Joe H. commented
I am not sure if I understand the initial suggestion correctly, but to clarify, I would like to be able to start a specific application window by giving the name of the application in the url string e.g.
and to pass parameters to it
For the RemoteApp HTML5 client, I'd like to see drive redirection in addition to the existing clipboard and printer redirection.
Mark Grasmayer commented
I would recommend looking at Clientless RDP for Workspace 365. It allows you to create links to specific applications using an HTML5 client: https://www.workspace365.net/en/hybrid-workspace-365/
Dennis Schoone commented
I agree with Freek Berson
Freek Berson commented
It would be great to have this feature as it would also allow to create direct links to individual RemoteApps on e.g. the Office365 Application launcher, SharePoint sites or other 3rd party application launcher websites.