Licensing and more...

What is Order/Registration/Installation/Licensing Diagram?
Licensing Diagram
How licensing works?
A Services are licensed per named user. A single user account is allowed to access one or multiple Server(s) via the Windows Application Launcher (Unify Edition) or the HTML5 Application Launcher (UnifyPlus Edition) at a time. A user will not be allowed to login to the server at the same time from several different devices. The HTML5 Application Launcher (browser based, UnifyPlus Edition) has a separate licensing. Customized installations needs in certain cases an additional programming and installation effort to integrate the Cloud/Web-Gateway Software. Please contact in this case our support and sales team directly or ask our distribution partners.
The and Microsoft OS Licensing
Application Server on a Microsoft Windows Server (physical or VM)

As the same applies for other similar technologies the cost is therefore neutral, however the following information may help to explain how Microsoft licening is applied across a various virtualized environment scenarios.

For Application Server solutions, where multiple users are simultaneously working in virtual Application session via a single operating system, no matter how many virtual Applications they use, the Windows Server license will apply. It doesnt matter if your Windows Server runs on a physical host or inside an another Virtual Machine environment.

Furthermore, Microsoft requests a Server Client Access License (CAL) and a Remote Desktop Services Client License (RDS CAL) for each user sharing the Windows Server. For more detailed information refer to Microsofts website and licensing on Microsoft licensing.

remote virtual Application Session for Desktop OS/s (1:1/VDI)

is also able to support Desktop OS/s. In this case we do not talk about an ApplicationServer software, but about an remote virtual Application Session for a Desktop OS. The solution can be installed on Win7-64 (SP1, Pro, Enterprise and Embedded Edition) and Win8-64/Win10-64 operating systems (Pro, Enterprise and Embedded Edition). One user is accessing one or multiple virtual Application sessions of the Windows Desktop Operating System and it doesn´t matter if your Windows Desktop operating system runs on a physical host or inside an another Virtual Machine environment (VDI).

If you are connecting with any device via the Windows or HTML5 based Application Launcher from your Windows: In environments where a remote access device connects to a Microsoft client operating system (such as Microsoft Win7, Win 8 and Windows 10) that is running inside a virtual machine that is, in turn, running on a host computer, a different set of Microsoft licensing options apply.

Microsofts primary approach to OS licensing in this scenario is to use virtual Desktop Access (VDA) licensing. This VDA licensing approach is available for all computers that are able to connect and run virtual sessions on a Windows Desktop OS. As of today, Microsoft offers a VDA license as an annual subscription license via their Volume Licensing methods. The virtual machines could be products from VMWARE, Microsoft Hyper-V or an open source solution e.g. KVM Virtualization. For more information, please refer to Microsoft Desktop OS for VirtualMachines.

Application Server(s) for Kiosk Mode Scenarios

It is possible to run a 1:1 or Server scenario just for one or a limited number of virtual Applications. is supports this and can be connected to a digital display system or a multi-monitor workstation. You can also run multiple Application sessions from the same or other hosts, even with different OS/s and different Software releases (e.g. Excel 2010, Excel 2013 and Excel 2016). It does not matter where they are locationed (e.g. office, home or when travelling with a mobile device or smartphone).

Note that in these cases, the license terms for your specific version of Windows govern your rights and obligations in these user scenarios.

Which Server Operating System is recommended for use with ?
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 for multiple simultaneous users is recommended. Regarding the Microsoft Licensing you have to obtain an appropriate number of Client Access Licenses for the number for the appropriate number of users or devices accessing the server. Refer to the Microsoft Volume Licensing and RDS licensing.
Can I run on Windows Desktop Operating Systems?
Yes, you can do it in a 1:1 remote connection with only one user at a time, which is covered by your Microsoft Remote Application Connection under the Professional and Enterprise release of Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8.x and Windows 10. Multiple connections are technically permitted, but we don't recommend this as performance and stability will be affected. In all situations you have to acknowledge the Microsoft licensing.
Which Windows OS is recommended for Multiple Users?
We recommend that you license Microsoft Windows Server Operating System Software for multiple simultaneous working users. In this case you have to purchase an appropriate number of Microsoft Client Access Licenses (CALs) for the number of users or devices, accessing software. Windows Server Operating System Software is designed and licensed by Microsoft for multiple simultaneous users. Refer to the Microsoft RDS licensing
How about Software from third party vendors?
Please crosscheck your applications with your software vendor or ask your local reseller or system integrator. Microsoft products are always created to support multiuser usage. Please acknowledge the vendors license agreements.
Which IP Ports to enable (Firewall, Antivirus or Security Software)?
Adjust your Firewall & Antivirus/Security default Setup and Installation procedure is automatically enabling all necessary ports for the Microsoft Firewall settings. But case by case it can be possible, that the Services are blocked by third party firewall and anti-virus/security software. In this case you can disable these services, to find out, if the Software is working properly, before taking any other action. If this does not work out properly, please open the following ports, to enable the related services for:
  1. Open Control Panel, navigate to System and Security and click Windows Firewall
  2. Click Advanced settings to open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  3. Click Inbound Rules (or Outbound Rules), click New Rule...
  4. Fill correct data as written below in all steps and click save
Virtualaze Services for Servers & Application Launcher (Client) TCP-Port Usage for Installation & Runtime
Windows Application Server 17688 5777
Web/Cloud Gateway Server 8080 (Initial setting for HTTPS)
Windows Application Launcher Client 5777, 17688
HTML5 Application Launcher Client 8080 (Initial setting for HTTPS), e.g.
License & Deployment Center Server 5777, 5778
How to make accessible on the internet via port forwarding in your router?
In general is port forwarding a way of making a computer on your home or business network accessible to computers on the internet, even though they are behind a router. After you have forwarded a port you are said to have an open port. Port forwards are setup in your router.
A summary of the steps to setup a port forward in your router are:
  1. Login to your router
  2. Navigate to your routers "Port Forwarding" section or frequently called as well "Virtual Server"
  3. Create the port forward entries in your router
  4. Test that your ports are forwarded correctly
Virtualaze Services for Servers & Application Launcher (Client) TCP-Port Usage for Installation & Runtime
Windows Application Server 17688 5777
Web/Cloud Gateway Server 8080 (Initial setting for HTTPS)
Windows Application Launcher Client 5777, 17688
HTML5 Application Launcher Client 8080 (Initial setting for HTTPS), e.g.
License & Deployment Center Server 5777, 5778
Peripherials and Compatibility

1. Printing

Q1. Can I print from my Application(s)?
A1. Yes. Simply install your Windows printer within the Application Server, then login with the username of the Application Launcher and print via your chosen connected printer(s). N.B. make sure that your chosen printer is set to be the default printer for your user-profile.
Q2. Can I install and assign my printer even without the Microsoft Printer Manager?
A2. Yes. Just add your printer to the Windows Control Panel and set it up as the default printer.
Q3. Can I use and print out via USB and LAN printers?
A3. Yes. The revelant printer(s) needs to be installed on the Application Server or on any other Windows Server or Client device on the same network. We recommend that you print out via your LAN printers. N.B. Under Windows 2012R2 and W2016, you will need to use the Microsoft integrated Network printer manager or refer to the Microsoft recommendations. Cloud (remote) Printing is possible with the HTML5 Web-/Gateway Server - there is no need to install any driver on your browser based client device. Virtualaze will introduce in September 2017 a Cloud (remote) Printing Technology for its Windows Application Launcher - there is no need to install any extra printer driver on your Windows OS based client device. For more details, please contact upfront our support team.

2. Deployment Center & Microsoft Active Directory

Q1. Are there any recommendations for running the Application Server within an Active Directroy environment?
A1. Yes. The deployment Center Server and Application Server have to be installed within the Active Directory of your host device. Make sure you choose the option 'without SSL'.

3. Sound and Microphone usage

Q1. Can I use my local speakers and local microphone (or headphone) with the Windows Application Launcher or the HTML5 Web-Gateway Server?
A1. Yes. Your Speakers and Micophone will work as normal via the Windows Application Launcher. At present the HTML5 Web-Gateway supports the same function, but it depends on the browsers and some plugins to be installed for a proper functionality. For more details, please contact upfront our support team.

4. Application Server and the Application Launcher supported Operating Systems

Q1. Which Operating Systems are supported by the Windows Application Server?
A1. The Application Server supports via the Windows Application Launcher: WinXP (SP3), Vista, Win7, Win8, Win8.1 & Win10 (it works in what is called 1:1). A2. You can run the Application Server with the RDS server Operating System in-line with the number of Microsft RDS licences you have purchased. A3. With the 64-Bit Windows releases Professional and Enterprise: Win7 (SP1), Win8 and Win10. supports the 'Multi-Application Simulation Mode'. In this mode you can simulate the server OS functionality however, the Administrator has to enable this feature within the Deployment Center.
Q2. Which Desktop Operating Systems are supported by the Windows Application Launcher?
A1. The Application Launcher and Workspace GUI support WinXP (SP3), Vista, Win7, Win8, Win8.1 & Win10
Q3. What Server Operating System does the Windows Application Server Edition support?
A1. The Application Launcher supports Windows Server W2008 R2, W2012 R2 and W2016 Operating systems and is requited in order to manage all the resourses such as Application Servers, Users, Groups, Virtual Applications etc.
Q4. Can I run the Application Launcher via an HTML5 browser with any Operating Systems other than Windows?
A1. Yes. You can run the Application Launcher on any Operating System e.g. Android, iOS or any Linux derivatives. You will need to purchase UnifyPlus Edition which supplies the Web-Gateway server in order to be able to connect through any HTML5 compatible browser.
Q5. Can you use a scanner with via Application Launcher and the HTML5 browser?
A1. Yes. supports scanners. Simply navigate to Control Panel > Scanners. However, some scanner software does not support multiple users e.g. some 3-in1 Printer/Scanner/Copiers and therefore do not 'spool' temporary jobs if the scanner is already busy. Please check the specification of your local or LAN scanner software. N.B. with Windows 2012 R2 and Wndows 2016 you will need to install the Scanner software and your Software needs to be ready for multiple users or you need multiple user licenses. In general, please ask upfront your scanner product vendor about "multi-user" scanner drivers and support.