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  • Last updated: Dec. 20, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

What Software Can I Install on my AccountEdge Hosted Cloud Desktop

Your cloud desktop comes with AccountEdge Pro for Windows pre-installed as well as Chrome, Adobe Reader, Open Office and other utilities.

You can install other applications as needed including Microsoft Office (please see this knowledge base article on supported versions of Office), Mozilla Thunderbird (a free email client which works with AccountEdge) and essentially any software which runs on Windows 7. Specifically, any application that can run under Windows 7 under Terminal Services will work in a hosted cloud desktop environment. Assistance can be provided installing applications and to check if an application is supported in a Hosted Desktop environment.

To install an application in your cloud desktop, we recommend using the following method to ensure that it is accessible by all of your cloud desktop users. For AccountEdge updates, please follow the normal update installation routine.

  • Right mouse click on the Start menu and choose Control Panel or search for Control Panel by clicking the magnifying glass in the task bar.
  • Click on Programs from the Control Panel.
  • Click on Install Application on Remote Desktop.
  • This will launch a Remote Desktop Application Installation Wizard. Disregard references to inserting CD-ROM or disks in the case of downloaded software.
  • Click Next and then Browse to choose your software installation file (eg. mysoftwareinstall.exe).