BSOFTINDIA APP DOCUMENTATION

GENERAL INFORMATION
Bsoftindia Prerequisites
Get Started
Bsoft App Editions
Activating Your License
Updating Bsoftindia App
Upgrading Bsoftindia App
Securing A Bsoftindia Apps Server
Long Term Support Versions
SERVER ADMINISTRATION
Server Management
Application Publishing
Assigning Applications To Users Or Groups
RemoteApp On Client Feature
Remote Taskbar And Desktops Themes
Floating Panel And Application Panel
File Transfer
Secured Folder Sharing
Open Files On Client Side
Open URLs On Client Side
REMOTE PRINTING
Universal Printer
Printing With Standard RDP…
CONNECTION MODES
Bsoftindia Connection Client
Portable Client Generator
App Client Program
Edit Or Delete The Parameter Of A Generated Client
Seamless And RemoteApp Connection…
Access Your Server On The Web
Built-In Web Server Management
Web Applications Portal
Remote App Plugin
Creating And Customizing HTML Web Access
Web Credentials
Using IIS (Microsoft Internet Information Server)
Using Apache
HTML5 CLIENT
MOBILE CLIENT (HTML5) Remote Connection
From An IPhone / IPad / Android Device
HTML5 Client: Supported Browsers
HTML5 Client: Using Gestures On Mobile Devices (Touch)
HTML5 Client: Using File Transfer
HTML5 Client: Using Clipboard
HTML5 Client: Using Two Languages
HTML5 Server Memory Usage
App
Bsoft App Configuration
SECURING WEB CONNECTION
Two-Factor-Authentication
Free And Easy-To-Install SSL Certificate
HTTPS & SSL Third Party Certificates Tutorial
Choosing Your Ciphers Suites To Enhance Security
LOAD-BALANCING / FARM MANAGEMENT
GATEWEY SERVERS
FARM FEATURES
ADVANCED FEATURES
PRODUCT
Advanced Features Security
SESSION
ADVANCED DOCUMENTATION
Web Application Portal: Parameters In URL Address
Close The Logon Form After Logon
Change The Logon Splashscreen
HTML Pages And Customization
Completely Customize The Web Access Page
Open The HTML5 Client In The Same Tab
Add A Custom HTTP Header
Enforce HTTPS Protocol
Enforce-Web-Portal
Web Autologon
Html5 Client Mobile Devices Resolution
Html5 Maximize The Browser Window
HTML5 Client: Parameters In URL Address
Bind Web Server To Several Network Cards
Mount A Logical Drive

OPEN FILES ON CLIENT SIDE

OVERVIEW

This feature is a powerful one. It allows to open documents located on the server on the client side depending on its file extension.

for instance, you can open a Microsoft Office Word document without having Office installed on your server.

The .docx (or .xlsx) document is automatically uploaded on the user side where the local Office will be used to open it.

If you are hosting your application on a Cloud server and if your application is generating an Excel, Access or Word document, this feature prevents to care about Office licenses on the server.

CONFIGURING A FILE TYPE TO OPEN ON THE CLIENT SIDE

The tile “Open Files on Client Side” is located in the “Sessions – Settings” tab of the AdminTool. Click on it to display the configuration window:

The button “Add a new File Type” allows you to add an extension (such as “.docx” for Microsoft Office Word 2007-2010) to the list.

All the files having an extension in this list will then be opened on client side, provided that you use one of Terminal Service

Plus connection clients:

  • Any generatedBsoft App Client (Seamless, RemoteApp or RDP)
  • Any Windows connection from theBsoft App Web Portal
  • Any HTML5 connection fromBsoft App Web Portal

Warning: this feature is not supported for:

  • Any RDP client (mstsc for example)

TROUBLESHOOTING

If you have configured a file type to open on client side, and it is not working (i.e. the file is still opened on its own computer), then we advise you to check the “Open With” list in Windows context-menu:

  • right-click on the file.
  • click on the “Open With” menu item.
  • if there is more than one application in this list, click on “Choose default program” and select “OpenOnClient.exe”.

This Bsoft App great tool applies its configuration to all users using the computer, however please keep in mind the following rules:

  • Windows allows each user to change this default opening program with another program of its choice.
  • Using HTML5 connection client, the file will be downloaded and managed by the local browser. Some browsers treat some file types in specific ways, so browser’s settings should also be checked twice.
  • These rules explain most of the issues when using the Open On Client feature, that is why we advise you to start by checking the default program:
  • for the logged user on the server
  • for the user on the client
  • for the browser on the client (when using HTML5)