How do I run an app as a thin client?

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September 14, 2020 at 18:34:36
Specs: Windows 10, i7 6700/12 GB RAM
I'm trying to figure out how to do, at a consumer level, run an app like you would with Citrix XenApp where the app is really running on some different PC, but it appears like I'm running it locally on a different PC. I'm sure purchasing Citrix XenApp is cost prohibitive for a home user... so I'm wondering what other solutions there are. I don't want to have a remote desktop where I see the whole desktop... I want to be able to login to some kind of webpage and click an icon to launch an app that is hosted on a different PC and the app should look like it's installed locally on the other PC.

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September 14, 2020 at 19:36:06

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September 15, 2020 at 17:53:28
I don't want a virtual machine. I want programs to be able to access on my desktop pc from anywhere in the world. but i want the program to look like it's running on the local PC. VMs are only going to create a virtual PC desktop within my computer I'm on.

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September 15, 2020 at 18:46:47
So, I just tried winflector and that does do pretty much what I was asking. The only thing so far I noticed it was lacking compared to XenApp is when I'm running the apps, I can't connect to the drive of the computer I'm physically on. With XenApp, it maps drives to all your local drives so you can save files to the drive of the computer you're at. I'm guessing it doesn't map printers remotely too... haven't tried it yet. But, I guess there's a reason this one is free and XenApp would probably cost me $10,000 to do the same thing.

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