I had an error I’d not encountered in my VDI travels with Windows Server 2012.
On an otherwise fully functional pair of remote desktop virtualization hosts, I could not publish a RemoteApp from within a pooled VM collection. When the Publish RemoteApp Programs wizard attempted to enumerate applications on the Start Menu, the error (shown in the image below) came up:
“Exception: Unable to retrieve RemoteApp programs for the Start menu”
It turned out all our pooled collections were ‘Windows 7 Professional” and “Windows 8 Professional” (just how the customer had done it). This is a known limitation (by design) of non-Enterprise versions (most other features work), as shown in this table.
Deploy Windows 7 and 8 Enterprise VMs as your masters and voila! problem solved.
Additional Windows Server 2012 VDI-related Resources
Master Windows Group Policy Settings Reference (for all versions WS2003 – 2012)