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    Default Desktop Application Running on Azure Cloud Server

    Has anybody out there tried this - did it work OK ?

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    Default Re: Desktop Application Running on Azure Cloud Server

    Hi Bob,
    This is a little out of the blue. From what/where is this question originating? Have you someone that suggested this would work? Someone said they were doing it that you suspect unreliable? Dreamed this up in a beer/wine filled afternoon?
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    Default Re: Desktop Application Running on Azure Cloud Server

    @Mike
    Microsoft Azure RemoteApp (Remote Application Services) is a Microsoft Azure cloud service that provides end users with access to Windows applications from any Windows, iOS, Mac OS X or Android device that has an Internet connection.
    RemoteApp uses the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol to deliver the applications, which appear as if they are native to the end user's computing device. RemoteApp can be deployed two ways: as a cloud deployment that stores all program data in an Azure cloud and is hosted there as well -- or as a hybrid deployment that is hosted in Azure but lets end users access data that's stored on their local network.

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    Default Re: Desktop Application Running on Azure Cloud Server

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Wilson View Post
    Hi Bob,
    This is a little out of the blue. From what/where is this question originating? Have you someone that suggested this would work? Someone said they were doing it that you suspect unreliable? Dreamed this up in a beer/wine filled afternoon?
    Mike The last sentence seems to suggest you know me too well.
    Now this the bit where I lay bare my stupidity.

    We were attempting to set up a desktop application on an Azure cloud server. We have the app running on a variety of cloud servers very satisfactorily. This particular app has a home grown licence key system which is checked as the app starts to ensure the licence is valid and not expired. This process simply would not work correctly and kept throwing a "Licence Expired" error when we ran it. The same app worked perfectly in other setups. So we did what we often do and looked for the complicated reason, maybe linked to some special quirk of Azure servers, hence my question, instead of looking at the blindingly obvious which turned out to be the regional date settings on the server duh!!

    For what its worth it does now run perfectly well on Azure.

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    Default Re: Desktop Application Running on Azure Cloud Server

    Bob,
    What would be the difference between running as you describe and running on a hosted T/S?
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    Default Re: Desktop Application Running on Azure Cloud Server

    Quote Originally Posted by martinwcole View Post
    Bob,
    What would be the difference between running as you describe and running on a hosted T/S?
    None at all it would seem and that is what we had hoped for.
    As you can see from my earlier reply it was a "schoolboy error" that gave us the problem not the environment.
    I can confirm that all is running as we would have wanted.

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    Default Re: Desktop Application Running on Azure Cloud Server

    Just so I'm clear, Bob.
    You are running an Alpha DT application which is completely resident on Azure?
    Is this shadowed or is everything on the server?
    Did you load Alpha via an .exe, or build it locally and upload it?
    If these questions breach confidentiality, ignore me.
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    Default Re: Desktop Application Running on Azure Cloud Server

    Inquiring minds would like to know how you did it...
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    Default Re: Desktop Application Running on Azure Cloud Server

    Quote Originally Posted by MoGrace View Post
    Inquiring minds would like to know how you did it...
    Sorry for the delay in responding.

    We simply installed Alpha Runtime using the normal exe file on the server and then our application in a separate folder and as we are using a remote desktop connection there was no need or benefit in shadowing the application and it runs as well as if it had been installed on local network.


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    Thanks Bob, appreciate the exp.
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