Remote Application Helper (RAH): Installation through Group Policy (GPO) or by using a script

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First you need to have a setup of the Remote Application Helper. 
Mind that new Awingu versions may bring improved versions of the Remote Application Helper (sometimes even just the "patch level" is updated, but the version number stays the same). It's important to keep this up to date.

The setup can be downloaded by anyone who has access to an application with the smartcard: label.

  1. Log in to the workspace.
  2. Click the username (bottom left) and go to Account Settings.
  3. At the bottom of this list, there should be a Download Remote Application Helper link.

Create an installation script. A PowerShell example:

Start-Process C:\setups\RemoteApplicationHelper_windows_4_1_0.exe -ArgumentList "-q -overwrite"

Important: the installation must be run with elevated user rights. So whhen using a Group Policy (GPO) to deploy this, link the setup script to the "Computer configuration" (and not the User Configuration). This is because the installer needs to write a few entries to the Windows Registry to create a new URL handler.

Overview of the parameters for the setup executable:

-varfile [file] Use a response file
-c Run in console mode
-q Run in unattended mode
-dir [directory] In unattended mode, set the installation directory
-overwrite In unattended mode, overwrite all files
-splash [title] In unattended mode, show a progress window
-console In unattended mode, open a console that shows the output
-manual Manually select a Java runtime environment in GUI mode
-Dname=value Set system properties
-h Show this help



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